The Intern Behind The 'Charlie Rose' Lawsuit: 'I Didn't Expect To Win'

Claire Gordon

Things are looking up for the tired, poor and huddled masses of unpaid interns. Last week, a judge ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures should have paid two interns who worked at the movie studio. And with new lawsuits filed every week, it seems, many media companies have begun compensating their intern help.

But what happens after you sue a powerful media company? Even if you win -- do you lose? AOL Jobs spoke with Lucy Bickerton (pictured above at far right), who successfully settled with the PBS show "Charlie Rose" in December 2012 on behalf of over 200 unpaid interns, about what it's really like to take on an industry.