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Are unpaid internships a form of exploitation?

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Poll Results: 2,865 votes
53%
Yes.
 
24%
No.
 
20%
I'm not sure.
 
3%
Other
 


Read more: InternshipGate - Are Universities Letting Their Students Be Exploited?




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Renee M.
Sunday October 12, 2014, 5:25 PM


It depends...

Beth O'Brien
Tuesday October 7, 2014, 10:20 AM


Not always. When school credits are earned, no. Experience versus learning from a book is invaluable.

Sue H.
Thursday October 2, 2014, 9:42 PM


Yes.

Anne M.
Friday August 1, 2014, 4:40 AM


yes.

Megan E.
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 3:21 PM


Unsure. I had an unpaid internship. In turn, I did earn credits. But I was also paying for those credits. Hence, I was paying to have an internship. Unfair? Probably.

Christine V.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 9:30 AM


Depends

Catman P.
Saturday July 12, 2014, 8:37 AM


yes

Dave C.
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 7:53 PM


maybe in some cases.....there are few absolutes in life, but in many cases no....its about experience and meeting people doing that work.....

Panchali Yapa
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 11:39 AM


Voted

Ashley heffner
Sunday April 27, 2014, 1:12 PM


Yeah, they are.



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