Conde Nast ends internship program: Will others follow suit?

Conde Nast, who publishes Vogue, The New Yorker, Golf Digest, Glamour and numerous other famous named magazines announced that they are ending their internship program in 2014. This follows a lawsuit in which two interns claim that they were paid below minimum wage during their internships, in violation of the law.

Early this summer, another group of interns won a lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Films because they were not paid at least minimum wage for their work on the movie Back Swan. (Although as of September, Fox Searchlight has been granted an appeal.) While these high profile cases brought the plight of unpaid interns into the limelight, there has been no change in the law. The Department of Labor has long held that interns must be paid at least minimum wage unless a very strict set of guidelines were met. These guidelines include the requirements that

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2 thoughts on “Conde Nast ends internship program: Will others follow suit?

  1. Ugh, I need to ask some questions about the required internship for my writing program. I don’t know how I’m going to do that unless I can do it at my actual work. And I’m not sure if that would be like doing extra duties, or what.

    1. What type of internship do you have to do? Are there guidelines? Number of hours per week?

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