Unpaid Internships for Students Should Be Banned

Wednesday 02 Nov 2022
20:00 Singapore (GMT+8)
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Gaining valuable hands-on working experience through an internship is a golden opportunity that many students anticipate with great excitement. Internship has a powerful impact on a student’s life as it significantly increases their odds of being engaged in the best jobs over the course of their lifetime. The problem is that only one-third of college graduates hit the mark and there continues to be a massive equity gap with internship experiences. Although there are several reasons for this, at the heart of the issue is accepting unpaid internships as a common practice. Why Should Unpaid Internships be Banned? And on the other hand, Why are Unpaid Internships Beneficial? How can both these issues be addressed?

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Professor Judith Lamie
Dr Nico Jooste


Prof Perry Hobson
Prof Dr Maurits van Rooijen