NYU takes steps to protect students from unfair internships

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Thursday, February 13, 2014

The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development now requires employers indicate that unpaid internships meet Labor Department guidelines before posting them on CareerNet, the school's online jobs site. The Wasserman Center's website also offers students a link to the Labor Department's website ­­­and a guide to help students identify potentially fraudulent job postings. Additionally, the site provides a comprehensive directory of internship coordinators across NYU departments.
NYU junior Christina Isnardi began pressuring the career center last year with a petition demanding that the center "remove postings of illegal, exploitative unpaid internships."
The career center declined to comment on the changes.

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