This event took place at the British Academy on Monday 17 October and is part of the British Academy's season on Inequalities
For many young people, the internship has become the route to professional work. A chance to gain valuable work experience particularly in the arts, creative industries and politics, they help young people to stand out in a growing graduate labour pool. Yet the work is temporary, largely unregulated and often unpaid, leading critics to question whether the practice is exploitative. How might we envisage new models for internship culture, what might they look like, who could benefit and what potential might be realised as a result?
Professor John Sloboda FBA, Research Professor, Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Emeritus Professor, Keele University
Maurice Davies, Head of Collections, Royal Academy of Arts
Professor Janet Jones, Dean of School, Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University
Rebecca Lindsay-Addy, Artist and former intern, AWP scheme
Ben Lyons, Co-Director, Intern Aware