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Apply to Work for Reunion & Commencement 2013

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Sticking around after classes end? Put some money in your pocket! Courtesy of the The Interns at Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events, who have been unmasked as Raymond Wong ’14, Jinsol Hyun ’15, and Aarit Ahuja ’16:

DO YOU WANT TO…
Stay on campus for Reunion & Commencement? Make some extra cash? Make lasting connections with alumni? Help with registration/event prep? Drive a shuttle or golf cart (if you are over 21)? Spend all day playing with kids as a Camp Cardinal counselor?

THEN…
Apply to work for Reunion & Commencement Weekend, May 23-26, 2013!!!

The application can be found HERE.
Deadline to apply: April 19th.
For questions or concerns, please contact us at apr.interns(at)gmail(dot)com or x2418

Best,
Reunion & Commencement Weekend 2013 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
77 Pearl Street (Horgan House)

Deadline: April 19th, 2013
Application: HERE.
Contactapr.interns(at)gmail(dot)com

Research Interns Needed for CPE Assessment

Lexi Sturdy ’10 invites you to assist with an assessment of the Center for Prison Education:

Want to learn how to administer qualitative research with a reputable research agency? The Center for Court Innovation, based in Manhattan, is doing an assessment of the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan and needs student interns to help with hands-on research!

They are going to facilitate a training at the beginning of next semester. The research interns would then conduct interviews and focus groups at Cheshire and York Correctional Institution! It is a great opportunity for hands-on research experience. If interested email Alexis Sturdy ’10, CPE Manager at asturdy(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Contact: asturdy(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: next semester

Footman ’09 on Unpaid Internships, Labor Exploitation

Debate: is it time for the unpaid intern to rise up?

Most students leave their unpaid internships with a few bullet points on a resume, maybe a letter of recommendation—standard mementos from a few months spent running errands or exploring the sensual world of data entry. Not so for Alex Footman ’09, who emerged from his internship on the set of Black Swan with an open class-action lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Pictures and national media coverage. Not bad for a lowly intern, eh?

We reported on the lawsuit in November, when NPR picked up the story. The gist of it is simple: Footman, an aspiring filmmaker, claims that his six-month internship with Black Swan was nothing more than unpaid labor (preparing coffee, taking lunch orders, running errors); that “it was not a learning experience” or one that advanced his career in any way; and that Fox Searchlight had broken minimum wage and overtime laws by using unpaid interns without providing any educational value in return. (Labor laws presently permit employers to hire unpaid interns as long as they provide a reasonably valuable educational experience in return.)

So he’s suing not only to be paid for the hours he worked, but also to prevent Fox Searchlight from using intern labor in the future.

That about brings us to this week, when Footman penned a New York Times op-ed arguing for increased government regulation of unpaid internships and active enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act. “The expectation that interns can regulate this practice,” Footman claims, “is absurd.” They have, after all, neither the work experience nor the legal expertise to rail against a system that’s exploiting them:

CHUM Lecture Today: Laura Stark on the Scientific Instrumentalization of Clinical Interns

It’s Monday, folks!

That effectively means that there’s another Center for the Humanities (CHUM) lecture going on later this evening  over at Russell House, which as you may or may not have heard, just got a pretty fine monetary injection of $2 million as reported in the Argus a couple of days ago. This week’s lecture is to be given by Science and Society Professor Laura Stark, entitled “Love in a Total Institution: How College Interns Changed Postwar Clinical Research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.”

Aside from sounding like the title of a novel that could rival “Love in the Time Cholera,” it may in fact be a nice antidote to the dour Tales of the Intern that’s been popping up here and there. (Black Swan! Black Swan!) Click on after the jump for an excerpt of the lecture’s description.

Date: Oct. 10
Time: 4.30PM – 6.00PM
Place: Russell House, main room

WesFest Intern Application Deadline Extended

Here’s some news from the Office of Admissions:

It’s not too late to submit your application to be a WesFest intern! Due to the recent winter weather, the Office of Admission is extending the deadline on applications for the WesFest intern positions to this Monday, January 31st at 5pm.  Applications and more information can be found on the Financial Aid website.