Starting Somewhere

Bonus Episode: The reasons Amalia Illgner decided to sue over her ‘dream internship’

During season one of Starting Somewhere, we couldn't fit all the wisdom into ten episodes. So for your listening pleasure, we'll be publishing some of the full interviews.

In this episode Buffy talks with Amalia Illgner. Amalia is a freelance journalist who secured an internship at Monocle. She started her internship with enthusiasm and the willingness to 'pay her dues' but shortly realised that she was doing real work and receiving below minimum wage for it. She explains why she decided to sue Monocle and what the impact has been on her budding freelance career.


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Bonus episode

Starting Somewhere

Supervising producer and
original concept

Dr Andi Horvath