Canadian Intern Association on CBC’s Metro Morning

This morning Claire Seaborn, Chair of The Canadian Intern Association traveled down to the CBC studio to do an interview with Matt Galloway on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning. Claire was interviewed along side Addie Sorrell to talk about their intern experiences and discuss the inherent problems with unpaid internships. Addie Sorrell told her story of an internship gone wrong, which involved her being lead on about possible employment and treated with disrespect. Claire discussed her positive intern experiences and outlined some of the legal problems in Ontario and across Canada with unpaid internships.

Tune in to hear Matt Galloway and the Canadian Intern Association discuss the current internship landscape and what students should do to avoid being exploited.

Canadian Intern Association on CBC’s Metro Morning

Strategic Planning Meeting

When: Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30-6:30
Where: Yonge and Davisville, Starbucks on the second floor (Toronto)
What: Anyone is welcome to offer comments, suggestions, or simply learn what this organization is doing. We hope to develop our vision, prioritize our goals, and figure out what comes next!

UPDATE: Andrew Langille is attending! Andrew is doing a master of law at Osgoode and his research is focused on youth in the Canadian labour market. Read Andrew Langille’s Bio and check out his website Youth and Work.

Huffington Post’s Feature on Internships in Canada

“Langille suggests that a return to the more structured internship programs of the past as a potential solution. ‘What you really need is highly structured programs that develop career ladders. There has to be recognition that in the long run the current policies and programs aren’t serving young people and aren’t serving employers.'”

Laura Anderson at the Huffington Post does a great job articulating the problems associated with unpaid internships becoming the norm in industries across Canada. Check out the article here