Are Fellowships The New Internships?


With the recent rash of unpaid-intern lawsuits, some major media companies have now started paying their interns. Other media outlets have ditched "internships" altogether, opting for fresher and fancier "fellowships" instead.

Some fellowships are completely identical to the unpaid internships of yore (Art F City). Others, as intensive, yearlong training programs, are completely different. But most are internships 2.0. They're paid. They're organized. And they're called fellowships, which sounds like you're an accomplished person, as opposed to a lowly plebe. After all, Toni Morrison was a fellow. Milton Friedman was a fellow. General Stanley McChrystal is a fellow right now.