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.
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!
It was meant to be a noisy, but good-natured student protest against raising tuition fees.
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After weeks of economic cut doom and gloom (you can see our report on how the Chancellorâ€™s cuts will affect graduates here) the most current graduate forecast isnâ€™t (surprise, surprise) looking any brighter.
If youâ€™re job hunting in the capital, chances are that at some point youâ€™ll be looking to find a place to live.
The knock-on effect of recession means graduates aren't just competing for entry-level jobs against experienced workers: theyâ€™re now competing against them for internships too.