Striking back: Gender and unpaid internships

As Canadians wait for Trudeau to finally fulfill his campaign promise to crack down on unpaid internships with regulations to go with 2017 legislation, student activists in Quebec are addressing a gender disparity in paid student placements and internships. According to student activists Jeanne Bilodeau and Annabel Berthiaume, fields that traditionally have more women like social work, education or nursing, tend not to have paid internships or placements compared to traditionally male-dominated jobs like those in the STEM fields.

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