Crushed Dreams: Condé Nast Intern Program.

Last night a dream of mine died.

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour – Vogue Editor-in-Chief

Condé Nast decided to end its Intern Program.

Why?

They were sued by two interns who interned for W Magazine and The New Yorker for the summer who claimed to have been paid below minimum wage during their time at the corporation.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne W Magazine Cover September 2013

Unfortunately, this has not been the first corporation in the magazine industry to be hit with issues. A former Harper’s Bazaar intern sued Hearst Magazines last year for not being paid.

The opportunity to work for these companies and get a foot in the door before actually applying to be a full-time paid employee is now lost. This could be good, as it could level the playing field a bit, but it could also make it harder to get these journalist and editorial positions without previous work experience in the field.

What are your thoughts on Condé Nast getting rid of their intern program?

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