Below is a list of resources that can help you advocate for your rights and stay informed on the current dialogue surrounding unpaid internships.

Internship Guidelines and Regulations

Articles, Books, and Reports

Design Interns Club. 2021. The State of Design Internships. Intern

Hunt, Wil, and Peter Scott. 2023. "Stepping stones or trapdoors? Paid and unpaid graduate internships in the creative sector," British Journal of Sociology of Education, 44 (4): 585-605.

Hopkins, Annika. 2024. Why Unpaid Internships Put Some Students at a Disadvantage. The Business Journals.

Illgner, Amalia and Alice Yu Deng. 2018. The Domino Effect. Intern.

Moxon, Dan, Cristina Bacalso, and Salome Dolidze. 2023. The Costs of Unpaid Internships. European Youth Forum.

Ravishankar, Rakshitha Arni. 2021. It’s Time to Officially End Unpaid InternshipsHarvard Business Review.

Toppins, Aggie. 2018. Designers, Please Pay Your Interns. AIGA Eye on Design.

Campaigns and Organizations

Pay Design Interns was established on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mazina'iga-ziibing Misi-zaagiwininiwag (Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation), the ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ (Anishnaabeg), the ᐅᒋᑉᐧᐁ (ᒋᑉᐯᐧᐊ) (Chippewa), the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

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