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[liberationtech] Internships available at leading Palo Alto tech startup

Greg Norcie greg at norcie.com
Fri Feb 22 11:22:23 PST 2013


Unpaid internships where you are not receiving college credit are
generally illegal, unless the business is "training" you and not
receiving an economic benefit. This is not generally true for a vast
majority of unpaid internships.

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Greg Norcie (greg at norcie.com)
GPG key: 0x1B873635

On 2/22/13 2:20 PM, Jillian C. York wrote:
> Unpaid internships are not universally illegal, and how does it help
> anyone to spread untruths like that?
> 
> I'm not saying I'm in favor of them (I'm not), but a quick Google search
> shows you're wrong in most US states.
> 
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Greg Norcie <greg at norcie.com
> <mailto:greg at norcie.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Unpaid internships are illegal actually. Unless receiving course credit
>     from a university  - then they're just morally unsound :)
> 
>     --
>     Greg Norcie (greg at norcie.com <mailto:greg at norcie.com>)
>     GPG key: 0x1B873635
> 
>     On 2/22/13 10:16 AM, Q. Parker wrote:
>     > A list enumerating some items which make this post objectionable:
>     >
>     > 1) Unpaid internships are wrong on a number of levels.
>     >
>     > 2) This is data-mining/graph analysis for spam.
>     >
>     > 3) "Quirky" should be a qualification for employment only for
>     clinical trials.
>     >
>     > 4) The only thing this work will liberate is the will to live from
>     fresh-faced recent grads.
>     >
>     > All in all, I'd rather bag groceries than work for a company that
>     posts an ad like this
>     > (and here, no less).
>     >
>     > Quirkily,
>     > Q.
>     >
>     > On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 06:43:38PM -0800, Hamdan Azhar wrote:
>     >> Please forward widely!
>     >>
>     >> ---
>     >> INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE AT LEADING SILICON VALLEY STARTUP
>     >>
>     >> GraphScience - a Palo Alto based venture-backed startup focusing on
>     >> predictive behavioral analytics in social networks - is offering
>     >> internships for college students and recent graduates. Interns
>     will play a
>     >> valuable role in building the leading social advertising platform on
>     >> Facebook.
>     >>
>     >> Our clients are major Fortune 500 retailers and we're looking for
>     quirky,
>     >> creative, self-motivated individuals who would thrive in a fast-paced
>     >> environment. Internships are unpaid and last for at least 3 months.
>     >>
>     >> Interested? Email us your resume, your favorite ice cream flavor,
>     and the
>     >> name of the last book you read.
>     >>
>     >> CONTACT: Hamdan Azhar, Lead Data Scientist,
>     hamdan at graphscience.com <mailto:hamdan at graphscience.com>
>     >
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