It’s been said that the internship of today is the job interview of tomorrow.
Very true; however, internships are often the misunderstood placement in any firm these days. Many are post-grad folk looking for exposure, looking for an opportunity to impress, and…well, let’s be honest, they are looking for a check.
They have been living on Ramen noodles and leftovers, because internships are high-demand, high-stress, high-drama positions that could leave you working a full-time agency job. However, when they don’t end up that way, it feels like slave labor. Namely if you weren’t paid.
Conde Nast Publications knows that feeling because 7,500 former indentured servants sued the powerhouse for $5.8 million. And they won.