0 replies, etc...but how do people feel about unpaid work experience?
Triggered by receiving an email from a well-respected organisation advertising for students to do unpaid advocacy work for them.
The 'job description' says they're required to: promote the organisation through digital means, plan events, write copy, do research, and distribute flyers. All work which normally would require them to employ someone, surely?
Although they only want a few hours a week, the implication that it's recurring work seems to differentiate it from traditional work experience opportunities (which is normally limited to only a few weeks to a month). Instead of payment they're offering a few tickets to events and the potential to make key industry contacts.
Surely this sort of thing should be paid at minimum wage, no?