Monthly Archives: August 2013

Next Meeting 6:30PM Thursday August 29! New Location!

Since school is back in session and our old spot will be getting crowded, we’re trying out ‘sNice (45 8th Avenue) for our next regular Thursday meeting, at 6:30PM.

We saw a lot of new folks at our last meeting, and we hope to see even more this Thursday!

Our meetings are informal and open to all individuals interested in the continued effort to raise awareness to intern rights.

Email us at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com if you have any questions — we look forward to meeting you!

Next meeting: Thursday, August 22!

Whether we met you last week at the Intern Happy Hour, or you’ve just been following the debate about unpaid internships – we welcome you to our upcoming meeting! We will meet next on Thursday, August 22, 6:30pm at Think Coffee (248 Mercer St., between 3rd and 4th St.) in New York. Our meetings are informal and open to all individuals interested in the continued effort to raise awareness to intern rights. Please join us!

Email us at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com if you have any questions — we look forward to meeting you!

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“Pay Your Interns” shirts and totes now available. Help us spread the message.

 

Unpaid Internships Really Great Experiences For America’s Finest News Source

NEWS IN BRIEF • News • Business • ISSUE 49•33 • Aug 13, 2013

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CHICAGO—Following the departure of their spring and summer interns in Graphic Design, Writing/Research, and Business Analysis, executives at The Onion, an American multimedia news organization, reflected on how these multiple internships had turned out to be really positive experiences for their for-profit publication. “Going into the program we weren’t really sure what to expect, but by the end we realized just how much we had gotten out of it,” said Human Resource Manager Katie Pontius. Interns like Erin, Sara, and Jason reportedly provided the company with 3 to 4 full days per week of free or low-paid labor with no benefits for over the course of 3 to 5 months. “It was an invaluable opportunity for us, giving these interns a chance to work in note-taking, conducting research, gathering visual references, organizing and editing visual references for directors, image searching, assisting on photo shoots and prop run, prepping elements for photo shoots, compiling and distributing internal reports, implementing and maintaining internal process improvements, ad hoc analysis and reporting. Their ability of working independently, and their wealth of skills ranging from Final Draft, Final Cut, Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, really keep our publication running. In fact, we had such great experiences, we’ve decided to keep hiring interns to conduct all facets of our business!” At press time, sources confirmed that multiple paid entry-level writers, research assistants, graphic designers and business analysts at Onion Inc. had just received pink slips.

Source: Unpaid Internships Really Great Experiences For Local Company by the Onion.

 

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Intern Happy Hour

As summer nears its end, and with it thousands of internships — Intern Labor Rights is hosting an Intern Happy Hour!

Join us on Thursday, August 15 6PM at Brad’s (10 Waverly Pl., NYC) to discuss the rights of interns in the workplace, share your past or present internship stories, and learn how to participate in the growing intern movement!

All are welcome!

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Did you know? Receiving college credit is not sufficient grounds for an internship to be unpaid!

You can also RSVP on Facebook.

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