New York Times Pulls Posting For Unpaid Student Intern

www.buzzfeed.com Published: March 14, 2014
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The New York Times removed a job posting for an unpaid student intern after criticism that the listing was at odds with its own tough editorial on the practice, according to BuzzFeed.



“We have removed the job posting and are reviewing the intern eligibility rules,” Abbe Serphos, a spokeswoman for the Times, said in an email.

The newspaper published an editorial on Sunday praising New York and Columbia universities for moving away from unpaid internships, highlighting Columbia in particular for its decision to stop offering academic credit for the positions, as they “mostly functioned as a fig leaf for employers, who could pretend that the credit somehow justified not paying for a student’s work.”

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