Saturday, November 19, 2011
Pundits still tell interns they have a privilege in paying to work
There are several variations of a piece “Getting Started: Making the Most of an Internship” around, such as here. The piece says that an internship is a privilege, not a right, and that an intern holder should “treat the internship like a lucrative full-time position” and that “interns should treat their internships as if they were getting paid lots of money”. Sure, while students accumulate more debt while not being paid very much or even at all. This kind of opinion takes some nerve. "Pay your dues" so as not to become a prole.
What about Ross Perlin’s book “Intern Nation” (June 8, 2011 on my books blog).