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February 18, 2011

PRSA Comments on Ethical Use of Interns in PRWeek Letter to the Editor

PRSA had a letter to the editor published in the Feb. 18, 2011, print and online editions of PRWeek (UK) in response to a
series of PRWeek articles examining the ongoing industry debate over paying interns. The letter also noted PRSA's new guidelines concerning the ethical use of interns.

From — Feedback: Should the Industry Take Action on Interns?
Published: Feb. 18, 2011

The U.S. is also reviewing guidelines on interns ...
This is an important issue to take up ('Call for PR industry to stamp out practice of unpaid internships',, Feb. 9), and one I applaud PRWeek and its readers for exploring. Here in the U.S., the Public Relations Society of America issued new guidelines for its Code of Ethics on the use of interns ... We believe it to be wrong to employ anyone who adds value without compensating them.
Keith Trivitt
Associate Director of Public Relations
Public Relations Society of America

Read the full comment here.

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