Students at the University of Westminster support Intern Aware’s campaign against unpaid internships.
A survey taken by over 220 students at the University of Westminster revealed that 83% of the students who had undertaken internships weren’t paid. Margaret Simonowicz, herself a student intern who didn’t have enough money to buy herself food, is raising awareness among fellow students. “The serious issues caused by unpaid internships have been in the public eye for more than a year and still nothing has been done about it. People still aren’t aware that unpaid internships are, in most cases, illegal” she said.