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Some big companies getting rid of internship programs

By Jessica Janner. CREATED Nov 4, 2013

(KTNV) -- Overworked and underpaid -- that is the life of an intern.

At least that is how it used to be. Interns would accept unpaid positions in the hopes of getting ahead and maybe landing a job.

But some big companies are now getting rid of interns.

Conde Nast Publishing has scrapped its intern program and the investment bank Goldman Sachs is telling its interns to work less.

The reason? Interning is apparently dangerous.

Over the summer, an intern at Merrill Lynch's London office died. She literally worked herself to death, pulling all-nighters for two weeks.

Many former interns are now suing companies over what they call "abusive conditions." Others want to be paid for the work they did.

A lot of people say this is ridiculous and that no one forced the people to accept an internship or to stay.

Jessica Janner

Jessica Janner

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