This morning, I was checking the stats of this website when I stumbled upon the terms that someone entered into a search engine, which resulted in this person actually landing here.
The terms “importance of using interns” are quite interesting. Especially the fact that the verb “to use” is contained in this case, explains well the choice of my title, the approach I am taking and the feelings of many interns.
Even if the term “intern” was changed to something else, to indicate another type of hierachical relationship where the parties are not equal, this would be bad.
When everything around is concentrated on profits, when workers are merely seen as a means to achieve an end, the verb “to use” fits well within this entire culture whose sole objective is getting the job done with the “use” of young and skilled people who many times don’t have the chance to make themselves heard.
When I started off with the project I did not quite know how to approach the argument (made by many) that “without interns we would not be able to function”.
I know this question will come a lot in the future as the project continues. But I am also interested in finding out the answer to this other question “is it really true that your company/organization could not function without interns? Is there really no other way?”.
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See the exhibition
Berlin: Go to exhibition’s archive
March 5th to 26th, ACUD Galerie, Veteranenstraße 21 (see ACUD press release). Tuesday to Sunday, 2 to 8 pm.
The exhibition in Berlin is over – thanks to everybody for coming!
Hamburg: Go to exhibition’s archive
April, University of Hamburg – April 16th to 30th, University of Hamburg, Foyer des Unigebäudes VMP8, Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaft Von-Melle-Park 8. Mondays to Fridays from 7 am to 9.30 pm and on Saturdays from 7 am to 4 pm. The building is closed on Sundays. See the exhbition post and the CampusGrün announcement for more information. The exhibition in Hamburg is over – thanks to everybody for coming!
Naples: Go to exhibition’s archive
May 10th to 31st, Archeologiattiva, via Duomo 228, Napoli.
Mondays to Saturdays, from 10 am to 20 pm.
Vernissage on the 10th of May with readings on the topic of internships by Raffaella R. Ferré, author of “Santa Precaria”. More about the exhibition.
The exhibition in Naples is over – thanks to everybody for coming!
Geneva: Go to exhibition’s archive
June 12th to 18th, University of Geneva, Uni Mail Bd du Pont-d’Arve 40, 1205 Genève; Horaires: lundi au vendredi : 7h30 – 23h; samedi : 7h30 – 17h30; dimanche : fermé. The exhibition is over! Thank you all for coming.