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Should unpaid internships be banned?
Unpaid internships are an unfair way to replace paid workers.
Unpaid interns often do
meaning that they drive out people searching for paid positions.
Unpaid internships have replaced many entry-level jobs.
Many companies use unpaid internships to have employees for a pre-determined of time, then don't offer a job to the worker once their contract is complete. They will then hire a new intern to essentially have a
without needing to pay
for the role.
There is widespread public support for banning unpaid internships.
Replacing employees with unpaid interns could save costs for businesses, leading to socially desirable outcomes.