Challenging Intern Nation: A Roundtable with Intern Labour Activists in Canada

  • Nicole Cohen University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Greig de Peuter Wilfrid Laurier University
Keywords: internships, intern activism, labour, youth, media activism


Internships have gained critical attention in Canada, thanks largely to the efforts of intern labour activists, who have generated media coverage, lobbied and advised politicians, conducted education and outreach, and advocated for an end to the proliferation of unpaid internships in Canada. This roundtable interview with intern labour activists Ella Henry, Andrew Langille, Joshua Mandryk, and Claire Seaborn was conducted by Nicole Cohen and Greig de Peuter in Toronto on March 1, 2015. Follow up interviewing was conducted over e-mail in May 2015. The interview has been edited and condensed.

Author Biographies

Nicole Cohen, University of Toronto Mississauga
Assistant Professor
Greig de Peuter, Wilfrid Laurier University
Associate Professor
Interrogating Internships: Intern Labour Activism