Monthly Archives: February 2014

We Meet Next on Sunday, March 2, 5:30PM

After the high-profile success NYU students have had modifying their university’s internship policies, Columbia appears to have followed suit reforming its own policy. Want to discuss, learn more and take part? Come to our next meeting!

We’ll meet this Sunday, March 2, 5:30-7pm, at one of the tables in the front space at the Goethe Institute (5 East 3rd Street, just off the corner of East 3rd and the Bowery – NOTE: This is not the main Goethe Institute building).

All are welcome to join! Our meetings are very informal and new people are present every week. Come share your experiences and learn more about how you can get involved.

For questions, please email us at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com.

See you Sunday!

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We Meet next on Sunday, February 23, 5:30pm

Did you see what changes can come about from a student-led campaign against illegal internships? Curious how you can enact change at your school or workplace? Or maybe you just want to tell your past or present internship story to a group of sympathetic people? For these reasons and more you should come to an Intern Labor Rights meeting!

Our next meeting is this Sunday, February 23, 5:30-7pm – we will meet up around one of the tables in the front space at the Goethe Institute (5 East 3rd Street, just off the corner of East 3rd and the Bowery – NOTE: This is not the main Goethe Institute building).

All are welcome to join! Our meetings are very informal and new people are present every week. Come share your experiences and learn more about how you can get involved.

For questions, please email us at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com.

See you Sunday!

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Announcing the success of the student-led unpaid internship campaign at NYU

Intern Labor Rights is pleased to share this announcement from the leaders of the recent student-led unpaid internship campaign at New York University, highlighting their accomplishment in compelling NYU to assume greater responsibility for the internships they advertise to their students.

NYU Student Campaign Press Release

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We meet next on Sunday, February 16, 5:30pm

What a week! Did you come across our Year-End report? Read the most recent NY Times article on internships? Or see our special Valentine’s Day candies?

However way you learned about our group, you should come meet us! We will meet next on Sunday, February 16, 5:30-7pm at the Goethe Institute (5 East 3rd Street, just off the corner of East 3rd and the Bowery – NOTE: This is not the main Goethe Institute building).

We have a lot in the works! Join us to learn what we are planning and how you can plug in. All are welcome – our meetings are informal and new people attend every week. Come share your experiences and learn more about how you can get involved.

We may even have some Pay Your Interns candy on hand…

For questions, please email us at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com.

See you Sunday!

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INTERN LABOR RIGHTS RELEASES 2013 YEAR END REPORT

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The past year has proved to be a milestone for intern rights, with significant accomplishments in the fight to have interns recognized as employees, with rights to both pay and workplace protections. Substantial decisions in courts, local governments and corporations around the country have brought unfair internships to the fore, prompting many employers to change their practices for the better. Multiple media conglomerates have changed their hiring policies—from terminating their exploitative internship programs to paying their interns. Significant information was released that began to fill in the data gap of unpaid work across the nation. Unpaid and underpaid interns are filing lawsuits against their employees for illegal wage theft. Students are starting to taking matters into their own hands, from demanding that their universities stop posting illegal internships on their job boards to writing substantial theses on the detrimental effect of unpaid internships and free labor.

Intern Labor Rights has compiled a year end report to serve as a resource guide. It includes a summary of important developments at the legislative and institutional levels; a detailed timeline that documents lawsuits, actions and corresponding public response; links to pivotal articles, panel discussions and interviews; an overview of the related struggles across the nation; and our vision and goals for 2014.

internlaborrights.com/2013-year-end-report

 

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Next meeting: Sunday, February 9 at 5:30pm

This week we will be discussing upcoming actions and our plans for 2014. Please join us!

We will meet next on Sunday, 5:30-7pm, at the Goethe Institute (5 East 3rd Street, just off the corner of East 3rd and the Bowery – NOTE: This is not the main Goethe Institute building).

Whether you are a seasoned organizer or just curious about the intern rights movement, you are welcome! Our meetings are conversational, informal and include new people every week. Come share your experiences and learn more about how you can get involved.

For questions, please email us at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com.

See you Sunday!

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