Journalism work experience: worth it in the end?

Charlotte Williams tells Exploited Interns her experience in journalism I started on my journey to become a journalist at 14 years old when I made my own school newspaper with the help of a local newspaper editor. The school project led to my first work placement and I have to say that many of the … Continue reading

‘My mentor would text me all night’

Robyn Smith told Exploited Interns about her intern experiences in journalism… When you are working as intern, you expect to be the tea maker, the photocopier, and the awkward malingerer. But I don’t think you should be expected to work late, especially when you aren’t even paid travel expenses. When I worked at a national … Continue reading

‘I’ve done 7 internships…it’s soul-destroying’

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The unglamorous life of an intern

Models on the catwalk at the New York Fashion Show, Autumn 2007

Working in the fashion industry conjures images of haute couture, catwalk shows and the latest trends. However, interning in the stylish world of fashion is extremely competitive, demanding and above all, exploitative. Charlotte Brooks, 22, a Fashion Communications graduate from Birmingham City University has been interning since she was 16. She has had work placements … Continue reading

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