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College students who hope to get their proverbial feet in the door as interns at a Condé Nast title will no longer have that option: WWD reports that its own publisher is bringing the guillotine down on all internship programs starting in 2014.
The trade attributes the decision to lawsuits brought by two former interns at W and The New Yorker. Each claimed they were paid below the minimum wage while interning in 2009. The suits are still pending.
Hearst, which dealt with similar litigation, offered no comment on the status of its program. However, the titles affected include of course Vogue but also Lucky, Self, GQ, Glamour, Brides, Architectural Digest, Teen Vogue, Details and The New Yorker. So, sorry Teen Vogue internship hopefuls. You're going to have to find another way to be the next Eva Chen.
· Condé Nast Discontinuing Internship Program [WWD]
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