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Young, Educated and Unpaid

Jett Wells, an unpaid intern for HuffingtonPost, has made a very good video about unpaid internships.....for HuffingtonPost.

What he found made him angry:

"While working on this project, I became more and more frustrated. It's a sad situation -- it's become the status quo for many students to take unpaid work and be expected to feel lucky about getting a foot inside the door and happy that their hard work might lead to a paying job eventually. And the trend isn't restricted to young people -- beyond the struggling undergrads and grads right out of college working for free and living with their parents (ahem), there are Americans well into their 30s taking unpaid jobs."

Watch the video and then use the comments field to let us know about your experiences with unpaid internships. We'll publish the responses on our community page.

 

 

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