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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility

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With unpaid roles for up to a year being openly advertised critics claim only the offspring of wealthy or connected parents can afford to accept them

Wanted: an undergraduate to take a full-time position with a major international fashion retailer. The job will last for a year. The pay? Zero.

This fantastic opportunity, available only to those with independent means, wealthy parents and access to free accommodation, was advertised this week by US-based fashion chain Urban Outfitters.

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April 22, 2017 at 12:09AM

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from Rob Davies and Elena Cresci

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