Unpaid internships may be legal in Australia, but exploiting interns is not. Sydney-based entrepreneur Marnie Shanahan has recently launched an online job board The New Kid for young Australians looking to be placed into ethical internship programmes.
In knowing the struggles startup founders face when recruiting talent, last year, Lee, Maloof, Temponi and Michayluk decided to create a business that connects startups to motivated, entrepreneurial interns. They have since placed several interns in Sydney and Melbourne based startups with a beta site.
The world’s largest youth-led non-for-profit organisation, AIESEC is encouraging tech startups in their high-growth phase to welcome an international intern to work for them for a maximum of one year.