This case reveals the ethical dilemma from the side of the
companies for conducting internship. Nowadays, inteship is the surest route to
catch the desired job. Many companies asking what the candidates have been done
in the internship than his or her work experience. However, value of internship
has been questioned long time.
Miss. IC faces several difficulties during internship for a
film company. She reveals that working time during the internship was 16 to 17
hours job role was taking breakfast order and working in the location far from
the film set. Similar incident are common to the internship student from
The major unethical practice is internship does not provide
leaning experience and fair loving wages. However, many organization link
internship as a part of corporate social responsibility. Thereby, HR department
has to design structure for internship program and clearly disseminated with
of company’s exploitation over Miss. IC:
While joining a student as an intern, she or he has certain
right and privileges in the company. After examining the case of Miss. IC, an
individual as a HR professional of LG entertainment, it is understand that there
is a big misrepresentation has been occurred over Miss. IC,
She worked more than 16 hour in some days and employer also
could not provide the learning experience that she required under this
internship. Furthermore, miss. IC does not have legally enforceable contract
while joining as an inter. Hence, an individual as her professional suggest top
management to design a clear guidelines for the internship students.
It must contain level of reporting, job profile and role,
compensation, and work timing. These guidelines clearly communicated with the
students and signed as a legally enforceable contract. These are the evaluation
of company’s exploitation over Miss. IC and suggestion towards the top
characteristics desired to an internship:
Internship is not only student centric program. This is also
very useful to the companies to size up the potential candidates based on their
performance. Hence, a certain characteristics of are very important while
applying for an internship. Especially, internship is a test conducted by an
organization by assigning a real job to the candidate.
While considering the companies for internship, an individual
consider the reputation of the company, company’s process and compensation.
Reputation of the company is very important while joining in any other company.
The company’s process should be convenient with the
individual’s area of interest. Alike, a reasonable compensation is required to
live in the period internship. These are the specific characteristic desired by
an individual while applying for an internship.
Attitude of an
individual for lawsuit against the negative or exploitation relationship of the
An individual has certain limitation to file lawsuit against
the company if he or she suffer exploitation from the side of the company. An
intern can file lawsuit if he or she sign a condition for the conduct of
internship. Violation of internship contract is enforceable by law.
However, while considering the exploitative relationship of
LG entertainment over person IC, it is not justifiable to assign work for long
16 to 17 hours. She can file the lawsuit against the company for these kinds of
severe misconduct. These are the attitude of an individual for lawsuit against
the exploitation relationship of the company.