Monthly Archives: May 2014

We Meet Next on Sunday, June 1

Summer’s finally here! It’s a great time to get out and get involved with Intern Labor Rights.

Our next meeting will take place this 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). Our meetings are very informal and we are always happy to welcome new people.

See you Sunday!

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Next meeting – Sunday, May 25, 5:30pm

hello! Big news this week! Have you heard??

Ex-interns at Warner Music Corp. were granted a class action lawsuit and Elite Model Management settled a lawsuit brought forth by its former interns.

Are you interested in the issues resulting from the intern economy? Do you want to raise awareness to these issues at your workplace? Are you a former intern? Current intern? Future intern? Just curious about Intern labor Rights? Then you should stop by our upcoming meeting! This Sunday, May 25, 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). Our meetings are casual and we regularly welcome new people to share their stories or listen in.

Join us this Sunday!

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P.S. We made a new batch of ‘Pay Your Interns’ totes and t-shirts! Get yours here. Living in NY and want to save on shipping? Let us know at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com if you can attend the next meeting, and you can purchase it directly from us! We are an all-volunteer group, all proceeds go to printing more totes/t-shirts and funding our other actions.

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May Day 2014 workshop reportback

What does a just internship look like? Deconstructing the intern economy at Free University, May day 2014

On May Day 2014 we offered an hour-long workshop that explored what a just internship might look like. Attendees shared their personal experiences with internships, ranging from current interns required to complete an internship requirement to college professors facilitating internship opportunities for students. Members of ILR also gave a brief overview of the current law regarding interns in the workplace. Workshop participants then did a mapping exercise that first looked at the world as we know it, followed by the world as we demand it, and finally – what is to be done to get internships to a better point. Some of the ideas that came up can be viewed in the images below.

If you are interested in facilitating a discussion about the intern economy and how to make it open and just to all, get in touch with us at intern.labor.rights@gmail.com. We are happy to assist you!

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Next meeting Sunday May 4, 5:30pm

Did you miss us at the May Day Free University yesterday?

No worries!

If you want to get to know us, get involved in our actions, or simply want to share your internship experience with a group of like-minded people, stop by one of our upcoming weekly meetings. The next one will take place this 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). Our meetings are very informal and we are always happy to welcome new people.

See you Sunday!

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