Intern Aware is the national campaign for fair, paid internships. We believe that unpaid internships are exploitative, exclusive and unfair. By asking people to work without pay, employers exclude those with talent, ambition and drive who cannot afford to work for free. Employers and young people alike benefit from the best graduates getting the best jobs. Only by paying interns a fair wage can we ensure this happens.
We campaign for a shift in public consciousness against unpaid internships. We have helped change the debate in the media by making the case that asking young people to work for free has corrosive effects on social mobility.