Most internships in retailing, the arts and the media areunpaid, according to a survey from the Sutton Trust - a charity that campaigns for social mobility.
Itsurveyed more than 2,600 graduates aged between 21 and 29.
Thehighest proportions of unpaid internships were found in retail (89%), the arts (86%) and the media (83%).
Thesurvey coincides with a bill to ban unpaid internships of more than four weeks, which will be brought before the House of Commons.
It is clearly a vexed subject– many people say the unpaid work is invaluable experience, but others say it is simply exploitation and its most blatant.
That’s why we’reasking: what do you think? Should unpaid internships be banned?
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Should unpaid internships be banned?