UNPAID INTERNSHIP: RITE OF PASSAGE OR CORPORATE SCAM?


Author Ross Perlin and Terry Michael of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism debate whether interns should be paid for their work.
DATE: 03/22/2013

Discussion Questions

1. Would you work an internship for free? Why or why not?

2. Can non-monetary compensation be as valuable as a paycheck? Discuss other types of compensation that you would consider valuable.

3. Should students be allowed to work internships for free if they want to? Would this be unfair to those students that want to be paid? Defend your answer.

4. What are some benefits and/or drawbacks of unpaid internships?


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