Archinect - News 2017-07-25T22:47:47-04:00 Don't call me an intern: AIA changes title to "design professional" Julia Ingalls 2017-03-28T13:05:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T18:00:00-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a bold semantic move years in the make, the AIA has renamed a NAAB-accredited, employed graduate on the path to licensure as either a "design professional" or "architectural associate." While you can still call a student pursuing their degree while working in an office an intern (which is apparently vastly preferred to thundering "hey, you!" while pointing at them), the new titles for their graduated peers are partly meant to reflect their commitment to the field. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA has a detailed linguistic play-by-play</a> of how the titling process went down, including this nuanced observation from Danielle Mitchell:&nbsp;</p><p><em>"'Architectural' as the adjective and 'associate' as the noun means this individual is associating with the profession, with licensed architects, and working with them," she adds. "The phrase itself indicates that you're working toward licensure, toward the success of the profession, but you're not licensed."</em></p> Editor's Picks #445 Nam Henderson 2016-05-08T23:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-09T07:49:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the begining of Apri,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The internship test or: why even become an architect at all?</a>'&nbsp;For&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeremy Miller</a>&nbsp;the&nbsp;takeway was "<em>am clearly paying my intern too much, that must be why I am not a successful famous Architect...But Seriously, &nbsp;I can sort of see an unpaid internship as a summer intern while still in school. But even then, I think they should make the minimum wage. However, Once you are out of school, a professional wage is appropriate.</em>"&nbsp;As he also noted "<em>t</em><em>his is likely a large factor in why we have so little minority representation in Architecture</em>". <strong>Midlander</strong> added "<em>Can you think of any other profession where working for the most-admired offices pays no more and maybe less? You certainly don't hear of top-5 law grads doing unpaid internships to get into big law, or accountants under reporting hours so they can get that charmed consultancy job&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexis Petrunia</a>&nbsp;featured the "<em>Double Stick</em>" residence, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">by </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete architects</a>, which makes i...</p> A day in the life of a (fictional) architecture intern Nicholas Korody 2016-04-06T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T09:49:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="882" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>7:31 am Ugh, forgot I&rsquo;m working for a dude. 7:34 am I wonder if the dude has a family. 7:36 am Weird how I know all the female architects&rsquo; parental statuses but I don&rsquo;t know the dudes&rsquo;. 7:37 am I should stop referring to GREATEST ARCHITECT OF ALL TIME as &ldquo;dude,&rdquo; even in my head. Begin referring to him as GOAT. (Greatest Of All Time.) 8:00 am Why is the subway late? Should I walk? If I walk I&rsquo;m gonna get sweaty.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While this fictional young architecture intern may confuse pandas with penumbras, she doesn't seem to have any problems affording her new internship for the "Greatest Architect of All Time."</p><p>That's not the case for all interns, however.&nbsp;For a look at the economics of interning in 2016, check out&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The internship test or: why even become an architect at all?</a></p><p>And for even more on architecture internships, here's some more Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Is Twitter the architectural intern's unofficial labor union? Exposing the reality behind unpaid internships across borders and industries</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: the Architecture Lobby's uninvited installation takes aim at the field's labor issues</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">AIA speaks out against unpaid internships in new emerging professionals campaign</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Employers Have Greater Leeway on Unpaid Internships, Court Rules</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Intern"</a></li></ul> AIA speaks out against unpaid internships in new emerging professionals campaign Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-07T15:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-10T07:29:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="166" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Center for Emerging Professionals introduces a campaign dedicated to informing all generations of architects about the value Emerging Professionals bring to the field and the importance of getting paid for internship hours.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Responding to ongoing debates regarding unpaid internships and the devaluing of the profession, the AIA has launched a new educational campaign called "Know Your Worth", to inform and publicize how architects should value themselves in today's profession.</p><p>In a pair of videos introducing the campaign, architects at SmithGroupJJR (Los Angeles), McGraw Bagnoli Architects (Washington, DC)&nbsp;and&nbsp;Klimatic Architecture (Washington, DC) discuss the value of young and emerging professionals to the profession, and perhaps most importantly, present an unflinching view on unpaid internships &ndash; just don't do it. "If someone is in a situation where they're needing to argue about whether or not they should be paid, my advice would be to walk away from the situation," said Laura Ondrich, Architect at SmithGroupJJR, in below's "Value Your Work" video by the AIA.</p><p></p><p>Emerging professionals deserve compensation because they provide a unique and integral addition to firms:&nbsp;"Every new class of interns does bring...</p> Architect-US: An Innovative International Architectural Training Program Calling For Host Firms Across The US Sponsor 2015-07-13T14:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T14:46:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect-US</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In a globalized market, it is increasingly important for design firms to have the contacts, skills and cultural sensitivity to work across borders. There are global issues affecting everybody that intersect the world and the industry is needed of platforms that promote cross-pollination and encourage global dialogues, breaking down bureaucracy and immigration barriers.</p><p>Conceived as a liaison between rising global architectural talents and U.S.-based firms, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect-US</a> is a groundbreaking professional career training program, that sponsors highly qualified bi/multilingual international architects and engineers to work in the U.S., as part of the U.S. Government J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. The program offers US firms a valuable resource to connect and deepen ties with designers in emerging and established markets, with young professionals -from Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East- eager to learn from American techniques and me...</p> Sydney architecture intern underpaid almost $7000 Nicholas Korody 2015-03-18T15:49:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:27:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A student was underpaid almost $7000 during an internship with a Sydney firm of architects, a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation has found. The student was completing a masters degree in architecture when he was paid $12 per hour for six months of full-time work. His duties included architectural drawing, consulting with clients and and conducting site visits...the student, aged in his 20s,... was short-changed $6830.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to Australian labor laws, the student was performing work that was not part of his architectural education and should have received minimum wage payment. Australia's minimum wage is $16.88 (in comparison, the US minimum wage is currently $7.25/hr) and after the student's graduation his payment should have risen to&nbsp;$21.19 an hour.</p><p>This news is the latest in a gathering storm surrounding the abuse of intern labor in architecture and other fields. For example, former interns at the publisher Cond&eacute; Nast recently won a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lawsuit </a>against the firm, collecting a total of&nbsp;$5.8 million for unpaid labor (divided among 7,500 people).&nbsp;</p><p>The issue is part of a larger, systematic problem that inhibits young people at the nascence of their careers. In conjunction with the massive loans need to get educated, un- and underpaid internships are an impossible burden to shoulder for many aspiring architects, yet are often presented as a normal and necessary aspect of getting into the profession. For...</p> Why the unpaid internship may be on its way out Alexander Walter 2014-05-05T18:27:00-04:00 >2014-05-05T18:29:10-04:00 <img src="" width="610" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Any time you post an ad for an unpaid internship, you&rsquo;re writing &lsquo;Poor people need not apply&rsquo; in big letters at the top,&rdquo; says Mikey Franklin, founder of the Fair Pay Campaign to end unpaid internships. If the fairness argument hasn&rsquo;t been persuasive, the threat of lawsuits has been. Magazine publisher Cond&eacute; Nast just settled a suit brought by some of its former unpaid interns. Rather than start paying, the company shut down its internship program altogether.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> Editor's Picks #364 Nam Henderson 2014-04-22T21:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T15:02:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature Archinect talked with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Fischer, Founder of </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haptic Lab</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>In the interview she explains how she started "<em>The very first quilted map I made was designed to be a wayfinding tool for the visually impaired; my mother was diagnosed with glaucoma and macular degeneration while I was a student at TCAUP</em>&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>Those kites are amazing!</em>".</p><p>Meanwhile issue <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#12 of Screen/Print highlighted The Cairo Review's "Future of the City"</a>&nbsp;along with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One:Twelve</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> (the student-run journal from the Knowlton School of Architecture) seventh issue, </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black and White</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>As demolition of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folk Art Museum</a>&nbsp;began <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;and Paul moderated a conversation between Archinect Contributors &nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee Rosenbaum</a>, who writes about art museums for the Wall Street Journal.</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> was curious "<em>Would we have the same outrage say if a hospital were the ones tearing down the FAM...Our response of outrage is a...</em></p> Editor's Picks #342 Nam Henderson 2013-11-19T12:40:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T10:24:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The latest edition of <strong>Showcase</strong>; featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a complete redesign of the Law Faculties and Central Administration Buildings at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), by CRAB Studio</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With Architecture for Humanity's experience helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster, they are currently mobilizing to assist in long-term reconstruction</a>. Through speaking with local stakeholders and construction professionals, they are working to begin understanding the on-the-ground situation to prioritize rebuilding needs and help affected regions build back better and stronger.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donate now</a> and help support Architecture for Humanity's response in the region affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Last week <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> highlighted</a> the winners from the 39th annual KRob Architectural Delineation competition, the longest running architectural drawing competition in the world. Six winners, three juror citations, and 21 finalists were selected this year.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> While he ...</p> Editor's Picks #316 Nam Henderson 2013-05-22T11:11:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T23:29:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Mosenthal</a>&nbsp;penned a thoughtful <strong>Op-Ed</strong> titled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ego and the Architect</a>. Therein,&nbsp;she briefly examined "<em>the idea of &lsquo;leadership&rsquo; in an architectural office</em>".</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Celebrating the fact that "the Museum of Modern Art blinked" Michael Kimmelman wrote an article <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Defending the Former American Folk Art Museum Building</a>.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>A lovely, calm argument and well- written article. Fingers crossed that MOMA's less egotisticsl and more community-focused board members will listen</em>".</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to Ivan Blanco, designer of the competition-winning entry in the LA Film Festival Director's Lounge Design Competition</a>.&nbsp; Ivan heads LA-based multi-disciplinary design studio Blnko Design Labs.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin&nbsp;</a>enjoyed the interview but had a couple of&nbsp; thoughts "<em>The scheme is, well, kind of typical but does address the very important IMHO</em> the after film-aspect of going to a screening. The 'windows frame' metaphor is just weak".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following the release of CLOG: Brutalism&mdash;the NYC-...</a></p> Editor's Picks #315 Nam Henderson 2013-05-14T08:00:00-04:00 >2013-05-15T09:35:00-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="823" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Robin Pogrebin reported that following wide-ranging protests, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Museum of Modern Art has selected the design firm Diller Scofidio &amp; Renfro to re-examine it&rsquo;s planned expansion including whether to keep any of the existing American Folk Art Museum</a>.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Gustafon</a>&nbsp;was somewhat relieved "<em>I believe that Tod Williams and Ricardo Scofidio are old friends, so this is a step in the right direction</em>"&nbsp;and <strong>Lian Chikako Chang</strong> deadpanned "<em>Pretty sure that DSR can handle staggered floorplates</em>". Added <strong>Darkman</strong>&nbsp;"<em>There is room behind the museum... you could install very gradual ramps or something. Additionally, i'd like to see the facade brought out to the sidewalk to open up the building--not sure how to do that though... ha.&nbsp; Or replace with semi-transparent glazing in the same pattern and shape. Would be cool to see it glow</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> showcased Parabola Chair by Los Angeles-based architect and product designer Carlo Aiello</a>, winner of the 2013 ICFF Studio Award. The chair will be e...</p> ProPublica is investigating interships, and is seeking your feedback Archinect 2013-05-07T18:49:00-04:00 >2013-05-10T08:29:55-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In April 2010, the Department of Labor released a six-point test to help determine whether an internship in the for-profit sector qualifies to be unpaid under federal law. One of the key criteria is that the position must be of more benefit to the intern than of benefit to the company. Companies can&rsquo;t just use interns to replace regular employees.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> to take their internship survey.</p> AIA / NCARB Survey Indicates Higher Employment Rates for Intern Architects Archinect 2013-04-17T20:04:00-04:00 >2013-04-18T11:17:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) conducted an Internship and Career Survey that revealed that there is a steady rise in employment for intern architects, along with a general sense of optimism in the future of employment prospects for the architecture profession.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Highlights from the full <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> include:</p> <ul><li> 78% of respondents reported being employed in professional architecture work &ndash; an 8% increase from 2010</li> <li> 6% of respondents reported that they are unemployed &ndash; an 11% decrease from 2010</li> <li> 70% of respondents said that they would remain in the architecture profession after having been laid off</li> <li> 62% of interns indicate it taking three to five years to complete the Intern Development Program (IDP)</li> <li> 53% of interns were able to complete all 17 IDP experience area requirements at one firm</li> <li> 40% of interns are taking the Architecture Registration Examination concurrent with IDP</li> </ul><p> There were more than 10,000 responses to the survey that was executed in 2012 by The Rickinson Group, an independent third-party marketing research supplier.</p> <p> For more data on internship salaries, take a look at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Intern" salaries on Archinect's Salary Pol</a>l.</p> <p> * Image above from Joann Lui, from her blog <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just an Intern : our architectural life inbetween</a></p>... Editor's Picks #308 Nam Henderson 2013-03-26T16:23:00-04:00 >2013-03-27T14:50:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="564" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Archinect published work from Beyond Prototype, an advanced digital fabrication seminar developed at Columbia University...Nicholas Cecchi was impressed but also offered some criticism "This is amazing student work...However, I would like architecture schools to stop pushing students to contextualize this kind of research-based exploration. Showing these as enclosures (or the one as a gondola) only undermines the amazing generative capacity of this kind of design"</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest edition of the Student Works feature, Archinect published work from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond Prototype, an advanced digital fabrication seminar developed at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation by Jason Ivaliotis and Nicholas Kothari</a>. In the course "<em>Students develop parametrically controlled tessellations and transform them into building component systems that can be built using conventional sheet stock materials. These tessellated systems are extracted from the digital realm and built at full scale</em>".</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Cecchi</a> was impressed but also offered some criticism "<em>This is amazing student work. The craft and quality is great, and the theory behind it is impressive. However, I would like architecture schools to stop pushing students to contextualize this kind of research-based exploration. Showing these as enclosures (or the one as a gondola) only undermines the amazing generative capacity of this kind of design. These should not be taken liter...</em></p> Editor's Picks #296- Happy (Gregorian or Julian calendar) New Year's Day! Nam Henderson 2013-01-02T01:22:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T09:12:33-05:00 <img src="" width="545" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>fschlem started a blog The Dirty South...The blog takes it name from a studio titled the "Dirty South," offered at the Georgia Tech. The studio was the brainchild of TVSDesign Distinguished Studio Critic Jennifer Bonner and it&rsquo;s goal was to look at the city of Atlanta through the filter of the rap ideology of east coast/ west coast/ dirty south, translated to the realm of architecture...Connely Farr thought "wow. really interesting idea for a studio..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Just like last year, Archinect has begun the transition into the new year by reflecting back on the 2012 by sharing the most trafficked pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 12 top 12 lists for '12. As always, they listing the most popular pages from across the site, based exclusively on visits by unique page-views. Released so far are the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 most visited News posts</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 most visited Feature articles during 2012</a>.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomorrow the 12 top 12 BLOGS,BLOG POSTS and LIVE BLOGS&nbsp; will be announced</a>.</p> <br><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Michael Kimmelman reviewed the new Stedelijk Museum and reflecting on it&rsquo;s design asked "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why a tub?</a>" <strong>Thayer-D</strong> offered up a few guesses but then gave up and replied "<em>Why IS this museum shaped like a tub?</em>". <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> added "<em>Building aside, it is a good museum with an excellent director, Ann Goldstein, who was a great curator here in Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art since the 80's. She is one of the best curators anywhere when it comes to conceptual art. Sh...</em></p> Editor's Picks #277 Nam Henderson 2012-08-14T01:03:00-04:00 >2012-08-14T08:58:08-04:00 <img src="" width="570" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artinfo spoke with Cathy Lang Ho curator of "Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good" the American Pavilion's inherently political theme at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale. 18x32 opined "Go reread The Society of the Spectacle, get back to me with a new headline.&mdash;ed." The link is to a wikipedia entry on Betteridge's Law of Headlines.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets it was announced, has been named Dean of Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture</a>. <strong>lletdownl</strong> wrote in response to the news "<em>This news had been floating around, and i had my fingers crossed.&nbsp; Though i know almost nothing about how good a job Arets will be able to do actually running a school of architecture (or if he'll actually be asked to do that at all), i am still pleased that IIT was able to snag someone like this.&nbsp; Its a testament to how good a job Donna Robertson did over the past decade to revitalize the program.</em>"</p> <p> <br> Artinfo spoke with Cathy Lang Ho curator of "<em>Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good</em>" the American Pavilion's inherently political theme at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale. The interview was published under the title "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Counterculture Getting Mainstream?" Curating the Venice Architecture Biennale's Guerilla U.S. Pavilion</a>&nbsp;<strong>18x32</strong> opined "<em>Go reread The Society of the Spectacle, get back to me with a...</em></p> Editor's Picks #269 Nam Henderson 2012-06-18T19:54:00-04:00 >2012-06-19T23:59:06-04:00 <img src="" width="454" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Andrew Ferren traveled to Turkey on an architectural pilgrimage, to learn more about the work of a 16th-century architect and engineer named Sinan. VanillaBrice commented "The Sokollu Pasha Mosque is an incredible study of fitting an impressive religious building in a neighborhood setting. The scale and way he controlled the sloping site display his mastery."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>&nbsp;News</strong></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Ferren traveled to Turkey on an architectural pilgrimage, to learn more about the work of a 16th-century architect and engineer named Sinan</a>. <strong>VanillaBrice</strong> commented "<em>The Sokollu Pasha Mosque is an incredible study of fitting an impressive religious building in a neighborhood setting. The scale and way he controlled the sloping site display his mastery. I heard that there are pieces of the Kaaba Stone set in some of the door lintels. Visiting this building should be on the "Istanbul To-Do List" of every designer.</em>"</p> <p> A piece by Sarah Good year for the Atlantic Cities network <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">questioned whether bringing the strip malls and other zombie infrastructure of the American landscape back to life really the best that we can imagine?&nbsp;</a><strong>HandsumCa$hMoneyYo</strong> began by agreeing "<em>Oh, that is a beautiful strip mall.&nbsp; I agree with the man, really, it's one of the best. If you really want to get to the root of zombie infrastructure then you need to start looking at zombie money and zombie b...</em></p> A 100-Intern Poll Archinect 2012-03-28T00:30:00-04:00 >2012-03-29T21:34:11-04:00 <img src="" width="940" height="963" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An intern-rights movement is afoot, sparking class-action suits against Hearst and Fox Searchlight; rumors of new rules at Cond&eacute; Nast; a Times &ldquo;Ethicist&rdquo; column (headline: &ldquo;The Internship Rip-Off&rdquo;); and a book (Intern Nation) decrying many of the unpaid jobs as boondoggles. Amid the uprising, our interns surveyed 100 other New York interns about the apprentice&rsquo;s life.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A fairly informal poll was conducted by NY Mag near the campuses of NYU, Columbia, and FIT in NYC. While the results are not that surprising, some are worth noting:</p> <ul><li> 72% report getting paid nothing</li> <li> 4% report getting paid over minimum wage</li> <li> 41% indicate that they would like to continue working for the same employer after internship is complete</li> <li> 56% do not believe they are being exploited by low (or no) pay</li> </ul><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to view the full-size infographic</a>.</p> The GOOD Guide to Hustlin': How To Know if Your Internship is Worth It Archinect 2011-09-14T18:14:57-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:16:03-05:00 <img src="" width="450" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Internships are pretty sweet deals for employers, especially during a recession that&rsquo;s forced them to lay off thousands of workers. They get to cull from a pile of r&eacute;sum&eacute;s from increasingly qualified and well-rounded students and graduates to choose interns to come work at their company for free for two, four, or six months. Where interns may have once been confined to the coffeemaker, post-grad interns may now find themselves overworked...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>