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May 17, 2011
Pay to Play Internships
Busboys and Poets Bookstore
May 17, 2011
6.30pm - 8.00pm
Busboys and Poets Bookstore
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
Ross Perlin discusses his new book Intern Nation and the future of work in the US

Ross Perlin brings Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy to DC, along with the debate the book has kicked off around the country. Join him at the excellent Busboy's & Poets @14th & V to discuss the book and what you can do to help change the exploitative world of internships ...

Internships are now positioned as the gateway to all white-collar work, in an era when decent jobs outside that charmed circle are increasingly hard to come by. Fired by this incentive, interns have become a craven, flextime labor force sanctioned and even mobilized by academia, available in two principal flavors: the privileged and the precarious. Not to mention those who can't pay to play.—Ross Perlin in Intern Nation

An event co-sponsored by Teaching for Change and Verso Books.