Tag: internships

Unpaid work is not "acceptable
on any level" says Dick Powell

Dick Powell

News: D&AD chairman Dick Powell has moved to defuse the controversy over a speech advising young people to "work for nothing" in order to get a job in the creative industries. In a letter to Dezeen, Powell states that "there are no circumstances where working unpaid in any capacity is acceptable on any level" and adds: "I apologise to your readers who may wrongly have a different impression". More »

Art and design graduates are being
'treated as slave labour'

Dezeen Wire:
 UK broadcaster Channel 4 reports that a backlash is forming against the prevalence of unpaid internships in Britain, which are particularly popular with graduates in the creative industries.

A number of websites have been set up by graduates and campaigners offering advice to those partaking in internships and rallying support for campaigns that call on the government to introduce tighter regulations - Channel 4 News