'Morally wrong' unpaid internships earn trade 'poor reputation'

'Morally wrong' unpaid internships earn trade 'poor reputation'

The publication of new guidelines on internships has been hailed as a “very positive” step in improving accessibility and diversity in the industry, as figures in the trade slam unpaid work as "morally wrong" and of earning the industry a "poor reputation".

The guidelines, developed by The Bookseller in conjunction with The Publishers Association, offer advice and guidance on the subject of pay, duties, and the difference between work experience and internships. The guidelines intend to assist trade figures who are "serious about improving diversity, making the industry more accessible and...

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