MP backs NUJ's Cashback for Interns Campaign
Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan, has laid down the following early day motion on internships.
"That this House congratulates the magazines, Elle and Cosmo for agreeing to pay their interns; believes that unpaid internships in the media remain the norm and that this should be challenged; notes that the report to the Cabinet Office entitled Fair Access to Professional Careers by Alan Milburn identifies journalism as `one of the most socially exclusive of professions'; further notes that unpaid internships play a role in excluding many people looking for work in the media industry; further believes that interns in the media profession should be paid for their work; and supports Cashback for Interns, the National Union of Journalists' campaign to protect interns in the media industry." See here
Please encourage your MP to sign up.
More on the NUJ's Cashback for Interns here