Roberta’s Unpaid Interns


The Bushwick Institution, Roberta’s Pizza, has come under fire recently for posting a notice for unpaid interns, who will tend the onsite garden which supplies the ingredients for the pizzas. The Craigslist add offered  free lunch and “learning how to run an urban farm” as compensation.  Internships are common in creative fields like publishing and journalism, where the prestige of working for a big company is supposed to be payment enough. Many locals are outraged by this manifestation of the recent gentrification of the area and a local Greenpoint Blog posted this flyers, to air its grievances. What do you think of this form of free labor? Share your opinions below.

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