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.
This episodes features contributions from the following people and organisations:
Supervising producer and
Dr Andi Horvath
Buffy Gorrilla is an award-winning audio journalist and a recent graduate of the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism programme. Buffy has been a producer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Radio National and ABC Radio Melbourne. Following a successful internship, Buffy is currently working with RN’s Blueprint for Living. She is also the producer for the Masterclass podcast from the University of Melbourne Centre for Advancing Journalism.
Ben Pawson is a communications professional that helps organisations and leaders connect to their stories. With experience across the education, arts, disability, science communication and technology sectors he did an internship in fundraising in Scotland after an MBA in France before that worked on blue chip design and marketing projects before changing careers.