Intern 5000  ────
Publication, 2021

Supervised by Dan Milne
Intern 5000 is a zine created to address the potentially problematic nature of unpaid internships in the creative industry. 

Published by a University student union or creative faculty, Intern 5000 is designed for students across all levels of their studies. While most are aware of the benefits of an internship, their inaccessibility for many and potential for exploitation is not often explicitly discussed in academic settings. Internships take many forms - some well-structured and mutually beneficial, others unethical and nebulous. As most entry level creative jobs require prior experience, many students consider unpaid internships their only way to get a ‘foot in the door’ - Intern 5000 seeks to initiate a conversation about how this can be problematic and question, more broadly, if this thinking needs to change.