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?
A new study quantifies unpaid work experience in Australia and shows how some young people miss out.
Internships can have direct and indirect costs that may exclude some who can't afford them.
There isn't a lot of research on whether an internship will secure you a job.
Employers run the risk of breaking the law if they are getting interns to do work that otherwise would be done by paid employees.