What readers say about unpaid internships

I posted a link Wednesday to the story about a former Harper’s Bazaar intern suing because she didn’t get paid. Here’s how some of my Facebook friends reacted to it:



  1. Ed Murrieta said:

    An unpaid internship — I did one, at the Point Reyes Light, 1985, my Summer of Journalism Love — is peanuts compared to the peanuts professional journalists receive (months late) for freelance pieces these days.

  2. Mark Gisleson said:

    I wrote a very angry blog for years because I spent 1988-2002 writing resumes and got to watch close and up front as the job market grew increasingly swinish and unforgiving.

    Unpaid internships are the veal pen of our increasingly cannibalistic employment scene.