Books & Articles

We would like to promote the study of internships around the world! If you are looking for books or academic resources on internships, this may be a good place to start.

Ross Perlin, Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy, Verso Books (2012). Click here for more information.

“Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education,” a special Issue of TripleC: Communication, Capitalism and Critique from the Journal for a Global Susintable Information Society (open access), Vol 13, No 2 (2015). Click here to view and download articles online and here to download the full PDF.

Colleen Chen & Clare Ozich, “Getting ahead or exploitation: a comparative analysis of the rise of internships and collective actions to advance the labour rights of interns” presented at the 104th session of the International Labour Conference (July 2015). Click here to download the PDF.

James Attfield & Isabelle Couture, “An Investigation into the Status and Implications of Unpaid Internships in Ontario” dissertation for a Masters of Public Affairs at the University of Victoria (2014). Click here to download the PDF.