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Though the intern economy remains opaque, dialogue about the role of interns in the labor force – and protections they deserve – is beginning to take shape.
Think you’re entitled to be paid for your unpaid internship? Here are resources you should know about.
Help us understand what it’s like to intern in an industry that often doesn’t pay.
In 2010, the Labor Department issued a new fact sheet clarifying when an intern needs to be paid under federal labor law. We collected the case files for all the internship investigations the Labor Department concluded in the three years after issuing new regulations.
Four years after warning for-profit companies about unpaid internships, the agency has investigated relatively few employers for wage violations.
The federal agency asks the Second Circuit to crack down on employers that refuse to pay interns.
Does this latest development to protect unpaid interns in New York point to a greater trend?
Unpaid internships can help young workers advance their career goals. But they can also vary significantly in cost and quality. Explore college internship programs at different schools across the United States — or tell us about your experience interning for academic credit.
Help us understand how internship policies are structured at schools across the U.S. by telling us about your university
As part of our ongoing investigation into the role colleges and universities play in the intern economy, we spoke with an internship coordinator to learn more about the process of developing an internship program.
We’ve added three new schools, and four new project partners in our effort to collect information on internship programs at schools across the country.
Career center now asks employers to certify that internship listings abide by Labor Department guidelines
ProPublica is calculating the cost and quality of internships for credit around the country. And we need your help.
Despite key court ruling and an upswing in legal challenges, many internship issues remain unresolved
#ProjectIntern is taking a closer look at the intersection of internships and higher education – and we need your help.
How much do you pay in tuition to take an internship? Here's how we calculate tuition share in "The Price of an Internship."
Over the past year, unpaid internships in journalism, film and government have drawn more scrutiny. But some schools — notably, their athletic departments — have sought out unpaid interns, too.
Law professor and intern labor rights advocate David Yamada shares his take on Condé Nast’s decision to end its internship program and the debate over intern rights and wages.
A judge’s dismissal of sexual harassment case has prompted one New York councilmember to push for unpaid interns to be protected under city’s Human Rights Law.
Colleges have used internships as a way to prepare their students for the professional world, but they’re also collecting tuition for unpaid internships.
The nonprofit, which aims to empower women to achieve their goals, advertised online for an unpaid intern. And it was apparently legal for them to do so.
You helped us raise over $22,000 to hire an intern to help us investigate the intern economy. Now, help us welcome Casey McDermott.
It’s not just about a paycheck. Federal laws protecting workers against discrimination and sexual harassment often don’t apply to unpaid interns.
Starting this fall, Nation Institute interns will now be paid minimum wage, instead of the current $150 a week stipend.
The complaints against Condé Nast, Warner Music and Gawker Media are the latest in a rising tide of lawsuits brought by unpaid interns, many of which are still in progress.
We did it!! Thanks to you, we reached our Kickstarter goal and raised $22,000 to hire an intern for the fall to help us cover the intern economy. Now, the fun really begins.
DOJ has defended hiring of unpaid special assistant U.S. attorneys, who do much of the same work as their paid counterparts.
We've launched a Kickstarter help power ProPublica's investigation into internships. If we raise $22,000, we can send our intern around the country reporting intern stories. Can you help us meet our goal?
We're wrapping up our first-ever Kickstarter. Here's a bit about what we learned.
Share tweets and photos that capture your internship experience, past or present, with the hashtag #MyInternStory. We'll feature your responses on our site.
Help our ongoing reporting on internships by telling our reporters what you’ve seen.
Is your unpaid summer internship illegal? A breakdown of the laws on working for free.
A judge has ruled that Fox Searchlight violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns.
The current internship economy raises issues of race, class and missed opportunities. We want to hear from people whose internship story is, “I can’t afford one.”
A young journalist reflects on her own internship experiences — and how the reliance on unpaid interns is contributing to a failing system.
Join ProPublica and the Guardian US on Friday, May 31, at 1:30 PM ET for a live chat on the rise of unpaid internships.
In the past few decades, the number of internships in the United States has ballooned. But legal protection for interns, particularly those who are unpaid, hasn’t kept pace with this rapidly emerging workforce. That’s why we’re turning our eyes to internships in the U.S.
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