Since YouTern launched last month, the debate over paid vs. unpaid internships has received national attention.
We’ve heard from nearly everyone – start-up executives, employer associations, career center professionals, students, parents and media. We’ve even received anonymous emails from people upset because we don’t insist that every post on YouTern be a paid position (perhaps they didn’t read our ‘Intern Law 101’ post).
Despite the passion, federal “laws” are the problem.
We have laws – universally ignored – that govern speed limits. Laws exist to keep people from smoking near the entrance of office buildings; everyone knows how well that works.
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