Recent LSE graduate Milena Bottero has started a venture that aims to create a ‘guesthouse’ for unpaid interns in London, that would provide cheap accommodation for 10-15 people undertaking placements for up to 6 months.

London under a blanket of snow

On Monday morning, a freezing central London greeted me with a tube strike and thus a 40 minute walk across town to none other than Inspiring Interns, where I began (you guessed it)…an internship! 

After weeks of economic cut doom and gloom (you can see our report on how the Chancellor’s cuts will affect graduates here) the most current graduate forecast isn’t (surprise, surprise) looking any brighter.

The knock-on effect of recession means graduates aren't just competing for entry-level jobs against experienced workers: they’re now competing against them for internships too.