Doing It Right: Know Your Employment Rights

Outside of the few posts I've written here on unpaid internships, I don't normally do a lot of talking about employment rights. I'm admittedly not much of an expert in the area (there are┬ásmarter bloggers out there who are), but it's an important issue, and despite lacking some of the "sexiness" of other topics, it's … Continue reading Doing It Right: Know Your Employment Rights

Unpaid Internships: Drawing a Moral Line

In a post not long ago, I argued against unpaid internships on the grounds that they are socially unjust. It's not a new argument (see: Unpaid Internships: The High Cost of Free Work, Take This Internship and Shove It). The thesis of this argument follows a bit of an A+B=C format: because (A) unpaid internships … Continue reading Unpaid Internships: Drawing a Moral Line

Unpaid Internships: A Systemic Problem

It may sound paradoxical, but the ability to do an unpaid internship is a privilege. Yes, that's right. If you can work for free, you're lucky. But let me back up for a minute to talk about that big P word: privilege. It's not easy to talk about, and I don't expect it will be … Continue reading Unpaid Internships: A Systemic Problem