Recommended Reading: The Case Behind Unpaid Internships

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NY Times Unpaid Internship
NY Times Unpaid Internship

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Every Monday, I start the week with internship news you need to know. These articles highlight the latest trends about internships to help you stay current.

How I Went from Struggling Unpaid Intern to Trailblazing Social Changer: One intern started a project whose mission is to find affordable housing for young professionals and unpaid interns. Read more. 

UK Comes One Step Closer to Banning Unpaid Internships: This law would allow unpaid work experience to be limited to four weeks long. Anything exceeding that time period would be considered an internship and the worker would be compensated. Read more. 

The 67-year-old Supreme Court Case Used to Justify Unpaid Internships: The 1947 Walling vs. Portland Terminal Company case determined trainees didn’t have to be paid, which ended up paving the path for future unpaid internships. Read more.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces City Jobs, Internships Will Go to Illegal Aliens: Although these internships are supposed to help teenagers and young adults who aren’t legal citizens of the United States gain experience, these young adults cannot legally apply for these new internships. Read more. 

5 Rad Internships You Had No Idea Existed: College students and young adults have the opportunity to intern with Ellen DeGeneres, BP, or the American Museum of Natural History. Read more. 

If there is a piece of internship news that was missed this week, please comment below.

Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the instructor of Find Me A Job: How To Score A Job Before Your Friends, author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010), and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.