I have a new post at Policy Shop. Excerpt:
By itself, this does not seem like a far fetched notion. Hands-on learning is valuable. I don’t think anyone would contest that. But if we are going to treat internships as an educational institution, then we have to ask ourselves whether they meet the standards we generally require of such institutions. Most importantly, do they live up to the standards of equal access to those from all backgrounds? To that question, the answer is clearly no.