Are unpaid internships beneficial or just sheer exploitation?

Cosmopolitan SA came under fire after advertising a full-time (including overtime) position at their magazine – but the intern is unpaid.

The intern is required to have own car and Cosmopolitan would provide for petrol money and parking.

People took to social media complaining that there is no way an intern would afford to have a car and work full time (including overtime) for no pay.

CapeTalk’s John Webb (standing in for John Maytham) spoke to Lili Radloff, Women24 editor about her views on unpaid internships.

Radloff said that the initial ad didn’t have petrol money and parking in it, the magazine only updated later.

Listen to the full conversation below:

She says that the biggest problem is that the realities of this country don’t allow many 20 year old's to have their own cars.

An unpaid internship will only ever be an option for someone who already comes from a position of privilege.

Lili Radloff, Women24 editor

We are not equal, we are far from being equal, and we are very far from growing up with the same opportunities and privileges. I think it is morally wrong to perpetuate this.

Lili Radloff, Women24 editor

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