The magazine has two main aims. The first is to provide a tactile showcase for the precocious talent currently working in these fields unpaid and as interns. Secondly, we are initiating a long overdue and frank debate about the current state of the intern culture, and its potential implications in both the short and long term for the creative industries.
The intention is to empower interns through both facets of the publication. Drawing industry attention to the work of those we feature and existing as a useful resource to those currently involved in or on the precipice of internships are our means of doing so. In order to be effective on any level, intern magazine needs to be accessible; this is reflected in the mix of features that we present, ranging from serious debate to casual observation.
While the creative industries are the focal point of the publication, this is not to suggest that unpaid internships are somehow endemic to them. Far from it. We see these industries as a fascinating case study and our starting point for the debate. If you are at all compelled by the culture of unpaid work then you will find something of interest in our pages.
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