| This is a list of
organizations and initiatives opposed to some kinds of
volunteering (unpaid work), or ALL kinds of volunteering,
including unpaid internships at nonprofit organizations /
charities. It is also a list of online and print articles about
or addressing controversies regarding volunteers replacing paid
staff. Most of the links are to initiatives or actions in Europe
or the USA.
This list has been compiled to help researchers regarding volunteerism, as well as for policy makers and volunteerism advocates who want to avoid these kinds of controversies at nonprofit organizations and government agencies. This list is also compiled to refute those who believe that there are no such controversies (believe it or not, those people DO exist).
If a URL no longer works, please cut and paste it into archive.org - it might be retrievable there. If you can't find it there, please don't write me - I won't be able to find it for you.
Additions are welcomed!
Initiatives on Twitter
Fair Pay Campaign On Twitter: @FairPayCampaign
"No-one should have their dreams denied because they can't afford to work for free. Join the fight to end unpaid internships."
Hague Interns Association On Twitter: @HagueInterns
HIA is an association of interns working at UN-related and international organizations in The Hague, Netherlands. "We work to improve intern welfare and promote intern rights."
unpaidisunfair.org. On Twitter: @UnpaidIsUnfair - "Unpaid internships are unfair. The United Nations should be no exception. Please sign our petition and tell the UN that young people matter."
internlaborrights.com. On Twitter: @InternLabor - Intern Labor Rights. "In this era of historic inequality, class divide, soaring student debt and persistent unemployment we call for an end to unpaid internships: Pay your interns!"
Canadian Intern Association. On Twitter: @canadianinterns - “The advocates against the exploitation of interns and aims to improve the internship experience for both interns and employers.”
Internjustice.com. On Twitter: @InternJustice - "Protecting the rights and wages of interns. M. Pianko, Esq, Director and Lead Counsel” NYC & Nationwide (U.S.A.)" So, I'm guessing this lawyer is offering to represent people who have done unpaid internships and want to sue for back wages.
Intern Aware. On Twitter: @internaware
"We campaign for fair internships. We want to see the minimum wage enforced and recruitment based on talent."
Intern Labor Rights. On Twitter: @InternLabor
"In this era of historic inequality, class divide, soaring student debt and persistent unemployment we call for an end to unpaid internships: Pay your interns!"
Interns ≠ Free Labor On Twitter: @EricGlatt
"Fighting wage theft guised as unpaid internships. Law student & Public Interest Fellow at Georgetown" facebook.com/pages/InternsL
Illegal Interns. On Twitter: @illegalinterns
"Unpaid Internships are Illegal. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."
Articles - USA examples (multiple article links in these blogs, which also provide my view of unpaid internships)
The Jayne Blog
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Completely revised and updated!
Published January 2014.