Posts tagged "interns"

Missouri GOPers To Solve Sexual Harassment By Telling Interns How To Dress

Sure! Let’s place the blame on the way interns dress and not on the legislators who harass them!

Robyn Pennacchia / August 19, 2015

40 Interns Sue Olsen Twins, Claim Long Hours, No Pay

Performing menial tasks around the clock for no pay is the main complaint in a class-action lawsuit brought by 40 current and past interns at Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, USA Today reports—a working environment in which interns were forced to, as Gothamist frames it, “suffer numerous ‘The Devil Wears Prada’-caliber indignities.” Among those indignitie…

Newser / August 12, 2015

Interns Deserve Protection From Sexual Harassment, Too

Unpaid interns in New York City are now protected from sexual harassment and racial/religious/sexual discrimination, following the passage of a bill that protects them on the job even if they are not earning a wage or salary. [Think Progress]
A Pakistani politician introduced a bill to increase the punishment on any adult who…

Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2014

Anthony Weiner Aide Trashes Intern, Call Her The C-Word & “Slutbag”

Interns! You’ve got to keep an eye on them* or else they blab secrets that end on the front page of The New York Daily News.

Well, maybe you do when you’re on the beleagured Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign. Ex-Weiner intern Olivia Nuzzi landed on the front cover of the Daily News yesterday

Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2013

Creepy Politician “Doesn’t Want” Female Interns Because Sexism Keeps Him “Good”

Last week Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) creeped out America with his lewd and inappropriate comment to a 17-year-old girl about the “snake” under his desk. (He meant his dick.)  Now Hewett has explained to the Hartford Courant that this was not his typical behavior.  How has he kept his record clean?

Sarah Gray / March 7, 2013

The Soapbox: I Am Not Here For Your Viewing Pleasure

The misting of her eyes almost completely distracted me from the words coming out of her mouth. As we stood side by side, overlooking a magnificent skyline view of twinkling skyscrapers, she told me her summer in Manhattan was not what she had been expecting. I knew something was very wrong when my strong-willed, outgoing…

Daley Quinn / June 13, 2012

Super Intern Gets 47 Job Offers, Makes Everyone Else Look Bad

When Maeghan Smulders, a 24-year-old from Calgary, graduated from college last June, she had 29 job offers (yep, you read that right: twenty-nine). Did she choose the best one and start working her way up the corporate ladder? Of course not! She was convinced she could find something better, so she launched a “speed interning&#8221…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 4, 2012

Morning Quickies: “Black Swan” Interns Sue Over Unpaid Coffee-Fetching

Two interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan” are suing Fox Searchlight Pictures because they don’t believe their coffee-fetching and lunch order-taking qualified as “educational” enough to justify labor laws about unpaid internships. [New York Times]
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Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2011

Intern At The Frisky!

Hey! The Frisky is looking for a few good interns to help us out in our New York office. If you’re interested, keep reading for full details….

Catherine Strawn / March 16, 2009

What’s With Women’s Fashion Mags Hiring Male Sports Star Interns? And When Can We Get One?

David Beckham*, what hath you wrought?

First, the New York Rangers’ left wing Sean Avery interned at Vogue and blogged for MensVogue.com about everything from what’s in his closet (Dries Van Noten, Chanel) to what it’s like fracturing one’s spleen on the ice.

Now, Philadelphia Eagles football player, Stewart Bradley, (who i…

Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2009