Call Me Intern
Catalogue Number: TVP092
Producer: Video Project, Inc.
Subject: Business Studies, Career Education, Civics, Current Events, Documentary, Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health, Marketing, Professional Development, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Adult, Educators
Country Of Origin: United States
Copyright Year: 2019
Running Time: 54:53
Young, unemployed and frustrated filmmakers David and Nathalie set out to land an internship so as to examine the system from the inside in an act of millenial gonzo film making. After David accepts an internship at the United Nations, the duo moves into a small tent on the Geneva lakefront and begin documenting his unpaid intern experience. Eventually, their story goes viral and sparks a global press storm that challenges the UN to revisit their unpaid internship policy.
Meanwhile, Marisa works for Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential re-election campaign, where her dreams are soon crushed due to unwanted sexual harassment from her supervisors. She pushes for justice, and the experience becomes a pivotal turning point for her.
The third intern, Kyle, dreams of making it in the music business. While living in a New York homeless shelter, he receives the opportunity of a lifetime to work at Warner Music as an unpaid intern. What starts as a unique opportunity soon turns into a legal David and Goliath battle between him and the Fortune 500 company.
Each of these interns faces a choice, either accept the system the way it currently is or put their careers on the line in order to speak out against the status quo. Their actions help give visibility and strength to a growing global intern movement and reveal the pressures which lead so many millenials to work for free.
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