Total Litigator wrote:*Sigh* the only 3 of the 40 UN agencies actually pay their interns, and the ones that do require very specialized skills that are in short supply. These skills do not include legal ones. In fact, the Office of Legal Affairs for the UN makes law school graduates undergo a lengthy unpaid trial period before they are even considered for paid employment. So much for the UN promoting equality and justice around the world.
When the supply of qualified interns so outweighs the demand, their pay literally falls to 0.
Just a little thing called the free market.
Again, not for profit. The UN does not have the incentives to exploit their free workforce like a for profit firm does, so having free interns is ok. Yes they will work their interns hard, but the intern's bosses don't have a financial incentive to do it. BIG difference.