Is This An Irresponsible Portrayal Of Internships?

I recently came across this video, put out by the New Jersey Devils, a professional ice hockey team that plays in the NHL.

In the video, (which was put together by the actual management of the team, not any of its interns), the Devils are “trying out” different interns.

The problem is that the “tests” are many of the stereotypical things that you should NOT have your interns doing (getting coffee, making copies, etc)

The “draft” aspect of the video is humorous, and I understand the angle the Devils were going after, but unfortunately ads and videos like this still perpetuate the stereotypes of many internships.

Here’s the full video from YouTube:

What about you?  What are your thoughts?  Is the video just “in good fun” or does it paint internships in a bad light and perpetuate a stereotype?  Please leave your comments below.



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