Internships send an important signal to employers about how ready a college graduate is for the world of work. But for many students, taking an unpaid or poorly paid internship is not practical.
Offering unpaid positions for what should be a paid job is against the law in Australia. What should graduates do then if they're looking to get a foot in the employment door?
Global activism has played a big role in outlawing unpaid internships. Here's how protests and social media shaming spurred negative media coverage of unpaid internships.