It’s high time we scrapped in­tern­ships

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Opinion - He­len Capel Win­scombe, North Som­er­set

HOW can ‘in­tern­ships’ still be al­lowed when it is in fact free ‘slave’ labour?

In this day and age it is a dis­grace and should be banned. I un­der­stand that in the past peo­ple want­ing to work in zoos could get an ap­pren­tice­ship, but now they have to do an in­tern­ship for a year, or some part of that year do­ing vol­un­tary work with an­i­mals else­where.

Be­fore they even get a chance of a job at a zoo they must also have got an ap­pro­pri­ate de­gree.

There must be many ex­am­ples like this in other work­places.

At least with do­ing vol­un­tary work, one can still have a paid job, un­like in­tern­ships, which take up all of one’s work­ing days.

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