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 You're not too far off, since many students are paying to do these
jobs/internships. Students in many institutions that require an internship
for graduation have to pay for those credit hours, so they *are *paying to
work, rather than working for pay. This can be a hardship for students who
can't afford to pay to take an internship without reimbursement, or who are
unable to take on an internship as well as work a paid position along with
other coursework. Let alone if that internship is a distance away/not in
the area that they are attending school, meaning they'd have to pay for
travel, another rent, etc.

On the other hand, anyone who considers taking an unpaid internship for
work experience rather than graduation requirements still must be able to
devote time and money (such as travel expenses) to a position that will not
pay their bills, which isn't an option for someone who doesn't have the
money up-front to work for free.

Best,

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Allison McClanahan

Librarian, Archives of Traditional Music

Indiana University

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On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 4:48 PM, Louis Hone <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  Interesting how times have changed.
>
> Most of us who became engineers in the 60s or 70s, probably got hired as
> gofers, studio trainees, assistant for no-pay or extremely low pay and long
> hours. Eventually, if you were good enough, they would hire you at the
> lowest possible rate (unless you worked for a union shop like CBS, RCA,
> EMI, etc)
>
> As my father used to say, "it separates the men from the boys". It
> separated those who really wanted to become engineers from those who were
> just around for the cool ride of working in a studio.
>
> But you know what, we would have paid to do that job :-)
>
>
>
> Louis
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 4:35 PM, Paul Jackson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > 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 above...and
> fun.
> >
> > *Trescott Research - Paul T. Jackson *
> >
> > 2503 Natalie Lane, Steilacoom, WA 98388
> > <https://maps.google.com/?q=2503+Natalie+Lane,+Steilacoom,
> +WA+98388&entry=gmail&source=g>
> >
> > http://www.trescottresearch.com <http://www.trescottresearch.com/>
> >
> > Support Authors:
> >
> > http://www.plateauareawriters.org <http://www.plateauareawriters.org/>
> >
> > Support Musicians
> >
> > http://www.gatewayconcertband.org <http://www.gatewayconcertband.org/>
> >
> > 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
> >>> here:
> >>> http://jobs.jobvite.com/newyork-public-radio/job/oyx36fwY
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Marcos Sueiro Bal|Archives Manager
> >>> New York Public Radio
> >>> T: 646.829.4063|F: 646.829.4146|E: [log in to unmask]<mailto:
> >>> [log in to unmask]>
> >>> Library catalog: http://cavafy.wnyc.net<http://cavafy.wnyc.net/>
> >>> Follow our blog: http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/archives/
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
>