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Should unpaid internships be banned?
It is unethical to employ people without economic compensation.
No one should take advantage of young professional's eagerness to learn for their own economic benefit.
UN Declaration of Human Rights
, Article 23 (3) states: “Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration.”
Employers take advantage of the vulnerable position people are in because of the
for having internships on resumes.
Workers use their labor and skills to contribute to the profitability of the company. If they generate money for the company, they should be paid in return.
There is widespread public support for banning unpaid internships.
People choose to opt into internships. If they feel it is in their interests they should be free to choose to do so.
It prepares young people early on for life, that nothing comes easy including money and teaches real work ethic.
In the long run, the experience gained from an unpaid internship can lead one to have a career where they earn more money.