Condé Nast Knows Interns Are People, Too

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Production staff on the weekly fashion magazine, Grazia edit the magazine in a temporary office inside the Westfield shopping centre on November 3, 2008 in London. For one week Grazia magazine is being produced in the Westfield shopping centre and are offering shoppers free make-overs, fashion consultations and advice on pursuing a modeling career. Photo: Oli Scarff

The times, they are a-changin'. First, a former unpaid intern for Harper's Bazaar filed a class-action lawsuit against the Hearst Corporation, claiming that she wasn't compensated for her work; now, Condé Nast has tweaked its own internship program, putting into place clearer guidelines for how to treat the coffee-fetchers and garment bag handlers at 4TS. Fashionista has a rundown of the new world order — which might not be so new, but is just now being discussed. It could also have something to do with the Department of Labor ...