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The Beginning of the End of the Unpaid Internship

A trio of lawsuits is threatening to curb the growth of internships without wages.
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Keith Wade: A Contrarian View of the Demise of the Unpaid Internship

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (last year)

I worked an unpaid internship in college. And I've supervised my fair share of unpaid interns in the past. From both of these perspectives, I think we're doing our college students a disservice by killing off the unpaid internship. Read Post

Unpaid Internships Investigated: 'Mostly Drudgery' Means Employers Must Usually Pay, Say Regulators

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (4 years ago)

Convinced that many unpaid internships violate minimum wage laws, officials in Oregon, California and other states have begun investigations and fined employers. Last year, M.... Read Post

Two Great Questions from Bryan Caplan

Business & Finance : Carpe Diem (3 years ago)

Bryan Caplan asks: 1. If the minimum wage is a good idea, shouldn't unpaid internships be illegal as well? If not, why not? 2. Name the main arguments in favor of the legality of unpaid internships. Aren't all of them equally good a... Read Post


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