Everyone has to start their career somewhere, and the Kardashians have an offer to those who still haven’t. They are offering a part-time unpaid internship to college students, but people think applicants should be careful. Some are pointing out that this deal might not even be legal.
For example, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, “the extent to which the internship provides training that would be similar to that which would be given in an educational environment, including the clinical and other hands-on training provided by educational institutions.” The Kardashians, however, state that the intern will be “grocery shopping and helping with [the] dog.”
Other internet users are saying that all of this is very standard for internships in anything related to entertainment. “That’s the reason the ad says applicants must be a student and get credit for the internship. No one ever follows up on this stuff,” one commenter said. “The department of labor or whoever asks if the internship has educational value, they say yes – they earned college credit for it. Box checked everyone moves on. And the schools can’t/won’t push back because if they demand that there is actually an educational component and not unpaid work (which frankly is worse than that because the students often pay tuition on those credits) the businesses/studios just won’t accept anyone from their school.”
If that was the case, the Kardashians would have people working for them, not for free, but paying university rates, and possibly going into debt to wrap presents and run other errands. Scroll down to check out their ad and the responses it triggered and tell us your thoughts about the situation in the comments.
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People were appalled to learn about the nature of internships offered by the Kardashians
What shocked everyone the most was that the wealthy family was offering an unpaid internship, and the only benefits were experience and college credit
However, many were questioning the value of grocery shopping and dog walking experience
People who went through the whole thing started sharing their experiences
And here’s what others had to say about it