Students protest against ‘Modern Slavery’

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.

 

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1 Response to “Students protest against ‘Modern Slavery’”


  1. 1 Jessica 12/14/2011 at 2:49 pm

    Hi. I am completing a piece of research into internships in the arts sector and I was just wondering if you have any further details about the survey mentioned in this post? It seems that it would potentially be very relevant to my research, but I cannot find any reference to it on the net outside of this website, nor of Margaret Simonowicz. Do you have any ideas where/if I could find out more? Many thanks, Jessica.


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