How can I tactfully tell my internship they are asking too much?
February 25, 2013 5:37 PM Subscribe
I'm working at an unpaid internship two days a week and I've been asked to commit to a one-time, extra stint of work, including actually traveling to another location and staying there (overnight, including the weekend) for a four day period. I think this is too much to ask of someone who is not being compensated, but I don't want to burn any bridges. How can I tactfully tell them I need to either get paid or pass on this commitment?
posted by johnnybeggs to Work & Money (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
(Asking for a friend)
-They initially wanted me for seven days, so four days is already a compromise.
-This is in an industry where unpaid internships are the norm.