Revenge Of The Interns

unpaid interns fighting back
unpaid interns fighting back

The unpaid internship: It's what today's teens and twenty-somethings have come to expect as a rite of passage, a necessary foot-in-the-door to a competitive industry. In his expose, "Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy," Ross Perlin places the value of intern labor at the lowball estimate of $2 billion a year. But now a handful of interns on the hit psycho-dance-drama "Black Swan" are striking back against the practice, suing the production company that they say exploited them in violation of federal law.