Book Discussion on Intern Nation

Ross Perlin talked about his book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. In his book he argues that… read more

Ross Perlin talked about his book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. In his book he argues that internships are overrated and that they provide unfair profits to companies and universities who take advantage of students hoping to get ahead in the marketplace. Topics included the socio-economic impact of unpaid labor and international examples. After his presentation he was interviewed by Professor Andrew Ross, author of Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times, and responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Bursting the Internship Bubble” was a book launch event held by New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and co-sponsored by NYU’s Program for Asian/Pacific/American Studies. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Intern Nation

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New York, New York, United States
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May 22, 2011
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Jul 10, 2011

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  • May 22, 2011 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 10, 2011 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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