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Slate looks at the social problems surrounding unpaid internships

Why interns rarely complain, and how the practice hurts low-income Americans

The issue of unpaid internships has seen a resurgence in the media lately, ever since the filing of two lawsuits: one by two interns that worked on the movie Black Swan, against Fox Searchlight Pictures, and one by a former intern for Harper’s Bazaar, against the fashion magazine’s parent company Hearst Corp.

Over at Slate, Katy Waldman weighed in on the hot button topic, taking a look at why complaints such as these are so rare, and why the real victims aren’t the interns themselves.

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