Interns Can Do More
For instance, they can add 225 additional productive work
days per supervisor each year to your organization
This videos may poke fun at how some interns are treated in the workplace. However, missed opportunities and unrealized value is no joke. Businesses savvy enough to fully utlize interns can dramaically boost productivity, groom potential employees and increse profit.
The practice of unpaid internships has sadly become an accepted cultural norm, and the voices of those who toil in unpaid but demanding jobs in the name of “learning” must stake their claim to the basic rights and fair treatment they deserve. We can and must advocate for fair treatment and fair pay for internships.
Joseph Kesonyu, who also founded Businesses for the Ethical Treatment of Interns, is an activist at the forefront of Intern Rights. His vision is what drives this site.
“The Case for Intern Compensation” directly correlates with a number of interrelated issues including – but not limited to – college affordability and accessibility; graduate conversion rates and matriculation duration; equal opportunity employment and social stratification; the reduced accessibility to adequate student loans and the related immediate and long-term debt burden; and abusive practices by businesses to leverage ‘free labor’ as an alternative to what might otherwise be paid job opportunities for unemployed workers.