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My daughter was almost involved with a wine promotion, not-for-profit? employer that offered 1/3 paid work and 2/3 internship which averaged to less than minimum wage. As an Ivy League grad she'd been offered the position immediately after the owner had reviewed her 3 hour writing test. She was told her "pitch" was intelligently and beautifully written. I am a business owner so to me this seemed abusive and illegal. I advised her to negotiate for a minimum wage position. The offer was then retracted. This business owner had multiple interns and only a couple of paid employees. There needs to be stricter guidelines to this practice although I am not against college arrangements requiring reporting and educational goal setting.
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