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Should unpaid internships be banned?
Unpaid internships are a good way for young professionals to gain work experience.
of employers believe that candidates should have completed a 3 month internship to gain relevant experience. Unpaid internships increase the supply of such positions.
A recent study found that over
of employers expect job candidates to have completed an internship.
Many experts say that unpaid internships teach far more
than those learned in a classroom.
Some professions are too challenging for those 'fresh out of college' so initial internships are required.
Many enter the art world due to their passion for art and not money. In the same way, many do internships out of passion and not to simply tick a box.
Unpaid internships often require no skills and consist of
such as making tea or coffee. This does not provide young people with true work experience.
Internships are now no longer limited to those who have graduated. Increasingly
are forced to do unpaid internships because of the poor job market.
Individuals only gain valuable work experience if they are fortunate enough to come across a high-quality internship programme.
That same experience could be gained through paid internships.
Graduates are being
in a cycle of unpaid internships that offer no significant benefit to their career.
The effectiveness of interns as staff members is questionable since often they move on after a few months.