Are Unpaid Internships Coming to an End?

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Are Unpaid Internships Coming to an End?

by Anthony Caruso on August 23, 2013

In what has raised more questions about the legality of unpaid internships, a lawsuit was recently filed against Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment company by a former unpaid intern demanding compensation for her work.

Former intern Rashida Salaam worked for the music label between January and May 2012, and included menial tasks of answering phones, making deliveries, decorating the office for parties, and grabbing coffee and lunch for workers as her responsibilities. She was also reportedly required to wrap holiday presents for Sean Combs' children. However, in light of recent lawsuits that have sided with unpaid interns seeking compensation for their work, many analysts are wondering if we may be seeing the end of unpaid internships altogether.

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