The Sun covers Sutton Trust latest research on internships.
An unpaid six-month internship in fashion or the media in London costs graduates at least £6,000, pricing out the poorest, a study found.
It would cost £1,019 a month minimum for accommodation and bills, and £827 in Manchester.
The music business, arts and politics are also sought-after sectors. Education charity the Sutton Trust wants roles to be paid and advertised, saying word of mouth “locks out people without connections”.
It found 20 per cent of graduate interns and 40 per cent of young interns overall were not paid.