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Unpaid Internships

Upworthy have a nice piece on unpaid internships. http://www.upworthy.com/half-of-us-are…

Now I did a couple out of university, I have my current career path because of my unpaid internship but I also fully accept and understand that I took advantage of my privilige as a middle class londoner who could live at home and spend no money on food, bills and rent. Without that I could never have committed to 6 weeks on one internship and 16 on another full time.

The thing that is a joke to me is that my first internship didn't even respond to requests for a reference when I finally got a paying job. They used my time for 6 weeks, didn't pay me and then couldn't be bothered to do the only thing that made my time there valueable to me.

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