DomingoOrtiz wrote: innocentbystander wrote:
bignick33 wrote:I'm waiting for my link.
If a university REQUIRES an internship for graduation, and there isn't one to be had that is PAID, and the school tells you that you can not GRADUATE without internship credit (thereby forcing you to intern) that would be involuntary servitude
If you pay to take a class, that is one thing. You are not serving anyone. You are being served. And internship, you are serving.
Unpaid internships are criminal (for a university requiring them for graduation) if you don't want to do them. You have a case. You can sue, and you might even win.
Who is forcing you to go to the university in the first place?
No one. They are forcing you to serve involuntarily if you want to graduate.
I have no problem with the internship being optional. If you haven't any self-respect and you feel you need to schlep some old fuck his coffee at whatever bullshit journalism outfit you are slaving away at, be my guest. I wouldn't do it. But I have self-esteem.
My problem is the graduation requirement associated with the schleping of the coffee.
Now the kids take some responsibility here. They should be able to read the core requirements for the BA/BS at age 17 while still in high school. Even still, the internship credit mandate is still in violation of law. Its kind of like minimum wage: even if you agree to work for less than minimum, it doesn't mean your employer is off the hook if you want to sue. They broke the law and you must be made whole. We have these laws on the books to protect the irresponsible for their lack of self-respect and their own incompetence.