31 Oct '15, 2pm

"Show me an unpaid #internship that meets these criteria, and I’ll eat my hat!" @JenBoynton #Start…

"Show me an unpaid #internship that meets these criteria, and I’ll eat my hat!" @JenBoynton #Start…

An ad for the movie “The Internship.” These guys got paid, but many do not. There’s a dirty secret in the sustainability startup world. A lot of small startups — even those that purport to be sustainable from the ground up — offer unpaid internships. They justify this practice to themselves with arguments like “they get needed experience for their resumes,” or “we’re a do-gooder startup with no budget.” Just yesterday I overheard one such interview happening in a meeting space called the nest in the co-working space TriplePundit calls home. The nest is accessible by a ladder and is filled with bean bags. I hope the poor girl, dressed presumably for a professional interview, didn’t wear a skirt and heels. Can you imagine? Just because people accept these positions (out of necessity or desperation) does not mean it’s okay to offer them — especially if you fancy yourself to b...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/08/unpaid-internships-im...

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