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Why unpaid internships still exist despite hardships for young workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — Internships can give a leg up to students starting their careers. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, more than half of internships lead to full-time jobs. But 47 percent of U.S. interns were unpaid in 2022, creating tough decisions and disparities for many. Washington Post reporter Kelsey Ables joins John Yang to discuss her reporting on this issue.