Should charities pay their interns?

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20th May 2013 by TFN Staff 0 Comments

Should charities pay their interns?

Poll results (total votes: 47)

Should charities pay their interns?
Answer:
No
Votes:
7
Ratio:
14.89%
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
40
Ratio:
85.11%

A report from Unite the Union and Intern Aware has claimed charities that employ unpaid interns are in danger of creating an elitist workforce. But with youth unemployment so high and the third sector under increasing pressure, is it unrealistic to expect charities to pay young people desperate for experience? What do you think? Do charities have a moral obligation to pay their interns the national minimum wage?