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Should unpaid internships be banned?
Unpaid internships can be seen as a form of long interview: they give employers a tool to assess and 'try' potential employees.
In some demanding and highly-paid professions, employers do not want to risk offering a job to the wrong candidate.
Being able to choose from a pool of professionals who have worked at a company as interns is a better recruitment technique than regular interviews.
on campus recruiting as a way for firms to find workers.
The same benefits can apply to paid internships: employers get to know how interns work while paying them.
Long interviews do not make potential applicants incur
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.
Employers can also use "
" if they wish to 'try' out potential employees.