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Should unpaid internships be banned?
Unpaid internships can be useful to make connections and find a paid position.
A study found that those with unpaid internships on their CV were
more likely to be invited to an interview than those without internships (pg.2).
Getting a job without any prior experience is difficult and so internships provide an entry to the job market.
business people started off their careers as unpaid interns.
have shown that in the US only 37% of former unpaid interns received a job offer after college. This is only 1.8% more than students who had never interned.
show that US college graduates who completed unpaid internships are more likely to be paid less than those without an internship.
Often interns do not get hired by the company nor can they find a job, instead they have to do another unpaid internship.
Studies have shown that paid internships are
as likely to result in employment than unpaid internships.