Press

Recent Press on Unpaid Internships:

Unpaid Interns Fight Back,” by Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic, June 17, 2013

VIDEO: Chris Hayes show: Discussion about Fox Searchlight case, MSNBC, June 14, 2013

VIDEO: Inside Story Americas: Roundtable about Fox Searchlight case outcome (starts at 6:33 min.), Al Jazeera, June 14, 2013

“Condé Nast Faces Suit From Interns Over Wages,” by Christine Haughney, The New York Times, June 13, 2013

“Interns Win Huge Victory in Labor Lawsuit Against Fox,” by Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, June 11, 2013

“Judge Rules That Movie Studio Should Have Been Paying Interns,” by Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, June 11, 2013

“Unpaid interns win lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Pictures,” by David Yamada, Minding the Workplace, June 11, 2013

“Interns Win Key Ruling Against Fox Searchlight In ‘Black Swan’ Lawsuit; Studio Says It Will Seek Reversal,” by Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood, June 11, 2013

“Unpaid Interns Win Major Ruling in ‘Black Swan’ Case — Now What?,” by Blair Hickman and Jeremy B. Merrill, ProPublica, June 12, 2013
“Fox Searchlight loses key ruling in intern labor lawsuit,” by Daniel Miller, The Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2013

“The ‘Black Swan’ Intern Ruling Could Change Unpaid Internships Forever,” by Rebecca Greenfield, The Atlantic Wire, June 12, 2013

“Unpaid internships in jeopardy after court ruling,” by Sam Hananel, Associated Press U.S. News and World Report, June 13, 2013

“Black Swan Event: The Beginning of the End of Unpaid Internships,” by Ross Perlin, Time Magazine, June 13, 3013

“Unpaid Internship, Low-Paid, Unpaid or Just Plain Illegal?”NPR, May 18th, 2013

“Unpaid’ Intern Pay Suits On the Rise”, Forbes, February 14th, 2013

“Will Lawsuits Prompt Media Companies to Pay Student Interns?”, PBS MediaShift, February 13th, 2013

“Unpaid Internships Are a Rich-Girl Problem—and Also a Real Problem The Atlantic, February 13, 2013

“Swag Bag Message To NY Fashion Week Attendees: “Pay Your Interns”  The New Workplace Institute Blog, February 12th, 2013

“Mariotti: Interns Should Get Paid, Not Receive College Credit for Work”, The Daily Orange (Syracuse University), February 10, 2013

“London Fashion Week Demonstration Will Highlight Plight of Industry’s Unpaid Interns”, Guardian (UK), February 9th, 2013

“Australian Government Scrutinizes Internships, Other Unpaid Labor”, MSNBC, February 8th, 2013

“The Devil Pays Nada”: Occupy Wall Street Protests Intern Abuse in Fashion”,  ArtInfo, February 7th, 2013

“The Age of the Permanent Intern”, Washingtonian, February 6th, 2013

“Occupy Wall Street Takes on Unpaid Internships, Will Protest at NYFW”, Fashionista, February 1st, 2013

“All Work, No Pay: Seeking Justice For Unpaid Interns, One Lawsuit At A Time”, International Business Times, February 1st, 2013

“The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy” New York Times, January 26th, 2013

“Internships Don’t Need to Pay, As Long as You’re Rich,” Gawker, January 8th, 2013

“Steve Cohen: Minimum Wage for Interns? It Misses the Point,” The Wall Street Journal, January 7th, 2013

“Are Interns the New Housewives?” Jezebel, January 6th, 2013

Youth and Work, January 3rd, 2013

“Opportunity Costs: The True Price of Internships,” Dissent, Winter 2013 [ILR is quoted!]

“‘Charlie Rose’ Show Agrees to Pay Up to $250,000 to Settle Interns’ Lawsuit,” New York Times, December 20th, 2012

“Help Desk: Internship Woes,” Daily Serving, December 17th, 2012

“Work for Free or You’re Fired! What a Terrible Job Posting Tells Us About Modern Work,” Alternet, December 13th, 2012

“Senator Menendez intern arrested, was illegal immigrant and registered sex offender, report says,” CBS News, December 12, 2012

“Agency Rebuked for Use of Interns,” The Columbus Dispatch, December 9th, 2012

“Parliament Acts to End Unpaid Internships,” Intern Aware, December 4th, 2012

“Young, Educated, and Jobless in France,” The New York Times, December 2nd, 2012

“Revealed: Class Divide at the Heart of Unpaid Internships,” The Guardian, December 1st, 2012

“NBC News to Pay Its Interns,” Maynard Institute, November 26th, 2012

“Sexually Harassed Interns Often Feel they have Nowhere to Turn,” Chicago Tribune, November 25th, 2012

“Interns Unite! (You have nothing to lose- literally),Briarpatch Magazine, November 9th, 2012 [ILR is quoted!]

“Tony Blair’s Office Could Face Investigation Over use of Unpaid Interns,” The Guardian, October 31st, 2012

“The Work Experience Exploits Interns’ Real Desperations,” The Guardian, October 25th, 2012

“Unpaid Internships Still Worth the Time,” The Times-Delphic, October 4th, 2012

Leading the Way: Arts Council England Launches Paid Internship Program!Hyperallergic, September 18, 2012

“Seeking Chic, Brilliant Intern to Thread Needles (No Pay),” New York Times, September 15, 2012

” A Fair Day’s Pay for a Fair Day’s Work,” Huffington Post (UK), September 14th, 2012

“Foxconn Denies Exploiting Student Interns,” Tech News World (also found in NY Times), September 12th, 2012

“The Norma Rae of Fashion Interns,” New York Mag, September 11th, 2012

Unpaid internships in the arts: why nothing really does come for free,” The Guardian, September 11, 2012

Illegal Interns,” OtherWords, September 10, 2012

“The New Normal” The Hoya (Georgetown University), August 31st, 2012

“Are Creative Careers Now Reserved Exclusively for the Privileged? ” Forbes, August 31st, 2012

Study: Unpaid internships lead to fewer job offers than paid internships,” Red and Black, August 24, 2012

“‘Black Swan’ Intern Lawsuit Proceeds, Striking Blow Against Unpaid Labor In Film,” The Huffington Post, August 24, 2012

Fox Intern Lawsuit Could Mean ‘Swan’ Song For Unpaid Labor In Glamour Industries,” International Business Times, August 14, 2012

Black Swan interns to sue Twentieth Century Fox,” The Guardian, August 14, 2012

Fox’s Entire Internship Program Now Under Legal Attack,” The Hollywood Reporter, August 13, 2012

It’s Just Business: How Corporate America Made Slaves of the Young,” TruthDig, August 9, 2012

All work and no pay?The Economist, August 4, 2012

Advert for unpaid UCL research role withdrawn,” Times Higher Education, August 3, 2012

“Unpaid research internships reveal a dangerous hypocrisy in academia,” The Guardian, August 2, 2012

Intern Life,” The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, August 2012

Judge Grants Class-Action Status in Hearst Unpaid Intern Case,” The Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2012

Graduate sues Government over ‘slave labour’ schemes,” The Independent, June 27, 2012

Sure, I’ll Work for Free,Columbia Daily Spectator, June 14, 2012

Interns’ file suit against unpaid labor,” The Militant, June 4, 2012

This Article May Be Illegal,” The New York Observer, June 1, 2012

The Ethics and Legality Of Internships,” WERS 88.9 Boston. Host: Kathryn Barnes, May 27, 2012

Sunday Dialogue: The Value of Internships,” New York Times, May 19, 2012

Invitation to a Dialogue: Unpaid Internships,” New York Times, May 16, 2012

Work Is Work: Why Free Internships Are Immoral,” The Atlantic, May 14, 2012

Unpaid Internships: Bad for Students, Bad for Workers, Bad for Society,” The Atlantic, May 10, 2012

In Defense of Unpaid Internships,” The Atlantic, May 10, 2012

The Uses and Misuses of Unpaid Internships,” New York Times, May 7, 2012

Jobs Few, Grads Flock to Unpaid Internships,” New York Times, May 5, 2012

The Beginning of the End of the Unpaid Internship,” Time Magazine, May 2, 2012

Occupy Internships: A Conversation with Ross Perlin on Under Employment and the Student Debt Crisis,” CSRwire, May 2, 2012

The Youth Vote in 2012: Student Debt, Internships and the Sound of Crickets,” The New Student Union, April 18, 2012

Fair Pay For All Work: Why unpaid internships are a feminist concern,” The Harvard Crimson, April 6, 2012

How Congress Gets Away with Not Paying its Interns,” The Atlantic, April 6, 2012

Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges,” New York Times, April 2, 2011

The Intern’s Burden,” New York Magazine, March 25, 2012

Unpaid internships gain popularity among the jobless,” The Lost Angeles Times, March 14, 2011

Do Unpaid Internships Exploit College Students?New York Times, February 4, 2012 (a series of articles on unpaid internships)
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  1. […] of unpaid interns world-wide and will be using Fashion Week to raise awareness of the issue. The media attention related to worker’s rights has grown significantly and ILR has been the force behind raising the […]

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