Monthly Archives: July 2014

Join us on Sunday, July 27, 5:30pm

New to Intern Labor Rights? Interested in the role of internships in the nonprofit sector? You’re invited to our next meeting!

Want to share your thoughts and experiences of the intern economy? Want to hear what we’ve been working on and what’s currently in the works? Maybe you came to our Happy Hour last week, or saw us join NMASS (National Mobilization Against Sweatshops) outside the New York State Department of Labor, calling for a greater crackdown on wage theft.

Whatever your interest, we hope to see you at the Goethe Institut’s Wyoming Building, 5 E3rd St (corner of Bowery and E 3rd St, not the main Goethe Institut building), at 5:30PM on Sunday, July 27.

We recently held a retreat to focus on the problematic role of unpaid internships in the mission-driven nonprofit sector. So if you have some thoughts and experiences specifically about that, please come and share!

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Rally at NYS Department of Labor in Manhattan Tomorrow!



Rally for Increased Enforcement of Wage Theft Laws New York State Department of Labor, 75 Varick Street on Wednesday, July 16, 9AM.

Each summer in New York tens of thousands of young people take on unpaid internships that, by the New York State Department of Labor’s own guidelines, are required to be paid positions. Yet the Department of Labor does nothing to hold businesses – many of them large, profitable multi-national corporations – accountable.

Join Intern Labor Rights, NMASS (National Mobilization Against Sweatshops), Coalition for a Real Minimum-Wage Increase; and other groups as we rally in support of increased enforcement of the wage theft laws that protect all working people.

Let us know you’re coming by clicking here We’ll be there, wearing our “Pay Your Interns” t-shirts. And remember – raising the minimum wage means nothing if the law isn’t enforced.

Join Us For Intern Happy Hour on Thursday, July 17th!


It’s the middle of the summer. It’s hot. And your internship might be illegal.

Come let us know how it’s going. Connect with other interns, ask about how you can fight against illegal, exploitative internships, or just vent in a casual environment! Join us at Intern Happy Hour next Thursday, July 17th at 6:30 pm at Brad’s on Waverly Place near NYU.

Are you coming? Let us know on Facebook.