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How many agencies out there still have unpaid internships? To not pay a living wage for interns today seems hugely out of step with diversity goals.

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Seems like there are still a bunch they’re just disguised as partnerships with Miami ad etc

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The MAS internship is such a scam. My buddy (from MAS Mumbai) interned at Saatchi NY and Facebook Berlin in 2016. Had the worst time financially. He was saving fruit and leftover snacks from the agency almost everyday. Pathetic. The sad part is agencies know about these unpaid positions. A $500 stipend per week would do wonders to keep young creatives from being jaded.

There was a national start up in Tennessee that was trying to get away with it. It was an internship with sr. responsibilities with diverse owners.

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Oof. I don’t understand how you can say you want a diverse workforce then make your starting job openings only available to the independently wealthy.

Almost none

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My wife is in fashion and her label still employs unpaid interns year round. I’m glad that’s not the case anymore for advertising

You’re assuming that agencies actually give a shit about their diversity goals.

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All the holding companies pay as far as I know. I imagine that most of the unpaid gigs out there are for small independent shops.

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