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The Intern's Burden

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An intern-rights movement is afoot, sparking class-action suits against Hearst and Fox Searchlight; rumors of new rules at Condé Nast; a Times “Ethicist” column (headline: “The Internship Rip-Off”); and a book (Intern Nation) decrying many of the unpaid jobs as boondoggles. Amid the uprising, our interns surveyed 100 other New York interns about the apprentice’s life.*

*Polls conducted near the campuses of NYU, Columbia, and FIT. Not all respondents completed the full survey; draw from that what conclusions you will.

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