Writing for the Independent, Antonia Molloy reports on new Sutton Trust research into unpaid internships.

Almost a third of young people who have recently left university are working as unpaid interns in a bid to improve their job prospects – but many are losing out because the average placement requires them to stump up around £5,000.

At any one time, there are at least 21,000 people working as unpaid interns in the UK, according to a new analysis by the Sutton Trust.

It warned that unpaid internships are increasingly seen as the first step towards a career in highly competitive professions, such as journalism, politics and law.

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