I agree. We should not be supporting unpaid work positions. Even
students at universities get paid for their 'learning on the job' positions.
I've seen solicitations for consultants from libraries who have received
grants. The amounts of the grants would not even cover transportation,
let alone housing for a few days, and for the expertise of the
consultant. I'm not sure if that is because of the granting institution
or the grant writer. I'm saddened by the fact most grants are not
plugging in equality dollars for the workers/consultants, which they
would normally pay if they were hired employees.
I took a job once (ca. 16 years ago,) establishing a Special Library for
a corporation @$40/hr. only to discover my actual costs were $62/hr.
(transportation, parking, insurance, meals.)...nothing for profit. I
suspect internships cost something by the intern as well. I probably
could have asked and received as much as I needed.
Whoever might be looking for summer work should inquire at Interlochen
Center for the Arts where they hire and pay (room, board, and small
salary) every summer. I made as much there, when in college, as I had
the previous summer at a lumber yard. http://www.interlochen.org/summerjobs
I did do some recent pro-bono preliminary consulting for the LeMay
America's Auto Museum (Tacoma, WA) for their library when they first
opened up. It was with and for my former 'boss' at the corporation
*Trescott Research - Paul T. Jackson *
2503 Natalie Lane, Steilacoom, WA 98388
On 3/7/2018 7:52 AM, jess lamar reece holler wrote:
> I would suggest this list-serv not forward unpaid internship listings
> because of the privilege they assume and the injustices they continue to
> perpetuate in the field. Full stop.
> Allied cultural work organizations like the National Council on Public
> History and American Association of State and Local History have recently
> taken up such stances and now refuse to list unpaid internships on their
> job boards. If more professional organizations like ARSC take a stand, it
> will help to change a culture and to make our field more accessible to the
> diverse practitioners we say we welcome. Submitted for consideration.
> On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Marcos Sueiro Bal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Please share: Internship position at New York Public Radio Archives
>> **WITH APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING**
>> The NYPR Archives, which holds the assets for stations WNYC and WQXR, is
>> seeking an unpaid summer intern. You can view the details of the position
>> Marcos Sueiro Bal|Archives Manager
>> New York Public Radio
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