Condé Nast Cuts Internship Program Following Lawsuits

News & Views | Camille Travis | 10/23/2013 | 02:00 PM EDT

The Magazine Publisher Will Ax The Program Starting In 2014

Condé Nast has quite possibly found the easiest way to avoid those pesky internship issues-- ax the program all together.

The magazine publishing powerhouse-- responsible for Vogue, Lucky, Vanity Fair, GQ and more-- recently announced its decision to discontinue the internship program starting in 2014.

Current interns will not be affected and will maintain their positions through the end of their terms. 

The news comes after two former interns filed a lawsuit in June claiming they were paid below minimum wage while working for their respective publications. Lauren Ballinger for W and Matthew Leib for The New Yorker allege they were paid less than $1 an hour; the case is still pending.

Condé Nast joins organizations such as Hearst's Harper's Bazaar and Fox Searchlight who faced similar lawsuits from disgruntled interns.

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