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Discussion on: Help me understand unpaid internships!

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Tim Jung 👽

There's no rational. Unpaid internships are immoral, unethical, exploitative, and usually illegal. All the people justifying them in the comments below are grifters and should feel awful. Ignore them. And never allow them to normalize this exploitative practice.

You'd be better off spending your time shipping a small personal project or contributing to open source if you want to spend time growing skills but cannot find a paid internship.

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Chinmay Joshi Author

You'd be better off spending your time shipping a small personal project or contributing to open source if you want to spend time growing skills but cannot find a paid internship.

This is what is coming to my realization now.