Top Eight Intern Cash Settlements

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A sea change is fundamentally reshaping the relationship between media businesses and their interns. Over $26 million in settlement agreements have recently been reported, resolving lawsuits filed by former interns claiming they were owed wages for their work. Meanwhile, other suits continue to be litigated while new suits continue to be filed. As the media industry is increasingly pressured to clean up its act, how long can it be before the rest of the intern economy follows suit?

Intern Labor Rights has identified the following settlements:

Viacom settlement for unpaid interns: $7.2 million.

NBCUniversal settlement for unpaid interns: $6.4 million.

Condé Naste settlement for unpaid interns: $5.8 million.

Warner Music Group settled with unpaid interns reportedly for $4.2 million.

Lionsgate settled with unpaid interns reportedly for $1 million.

ICM settled out of court with unpaid interns reportedly for $725,000.

Elite Model Management settlement for unpaid interns: $450,000.

PBS’ Charlie Rose Productions settlement for unpaid interns: $250,000.