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Are you working for free? Wondering whether its worth your time? Check out Is Working For Free Ever A Good Idea.

Ask yourself:

  • Do they pay other people who do this work? Do their competitors?
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Under intense scrutiny from the Fair Labor Association, Apple’s Chinese supplier has revised its labor policies, including changes to its internship program "to ensure that the job relates to the intern’s field of study" and that interns’ "skills before and after" are measured "to document the benefits of the training." And the company is also said to have taken measures to ensure fair wages and prevent 40-plus-hour work weeks. Now one of the paragons of bad labor practices is treating interns better than most U.S. companies.
Are Foxconn Internships Now Better Than American Internships?

Under intense scrutiny from the Fair Labor Association, Apple’s Chinese supplier has revised its labor policies, including changes to its internship program "to ensure that the job relates to the intern’s field of study" and that interns’ "skills before and after" are measured "to document the benefits of the training." And the company is also said to have taken measures to ensure fair wages and prevent 40-plus-hour work weeks. Now one of the paragons of bad labor practices is treating interns better than most U.S. companies.

Are Foxconn Internships Now Better Than American Internships?