Following a high-profile lawsuit related to intern pay, publishing giant Conde Nast has decided to end its internship program altogether, Women’s Wear Daily reports.
Current interns will not be affected by Conde Nast’s decision to discontinue its internship program.
Conde Nast publishes more than a dozen big-name magazines, including Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Glamour. The company declined to comment to WWD about its decision to end internships.
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It is such an unfortunate turn of events. The two interns who sued Conde Nast will feel the wrath of thousands of hopeful interns trying to land a position at big-shot publications. It is generally acknowledged as an intern that you are supposed to excel beyond your means. Personally, I stayed overnight helping to work on projects while the remuneration was only enough to cover my commute. But the knowledge and the experience that I learnt justified the means.