Social Breakfast is a great new website which promotes youth engagement with politicians and industry figures.
When we heard they were interviewing a Lib Dem candidate we just had to ask his views on unpaid interns. Nick Radford replied to our questions thus:
You can’t employ somebody who doesn’t get paid…We do have interns working on our campaign but…it’s not an employment situation.
There’s a valid concern that there are some people who employ interns and…the employer expects them to perform as an employee. If that’s the arrangement then it’s wrong.
[The] education system is not equipping young people with the skills that they need to be employed.
What do you think? You can check out the full interview over at the Social Breakfast website. Next up for the Social Breakfast team is Green MEP Caroline Lucas. We will be asking her about interns as well.