End Unpaid Internships
Internships and work placements are extremely valuable experiences for students today. While we are grateful for the hands-on learning opportunities offered to us through our education, the current system is hurting us. Many of us are already struggling financially, working jobs and relying on loans to help cover the cost of our education. When we have to pay tuition to work for free as part of our program requirements, it not only hurts us, but Ontario’s economy. Organizations are benefiting from our free labour instead of hiring paid workers. We can no longer pay to work.
“In many circumstances, an unpaid internship may prove to be attractive for young individuals looking to enter the workforce. However, the possibility for exploitation proves these opportunities to be less than desirable. ”SV Law [link]
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