A little side-note to this internship: we've previously ran the flag of not running internships that don't meet the AIGA (not to mention state/federal) requirements for temporary work relationships - mostly in terms of $$$. We've definitely lived up to that but there have been situations, like this one, that pay only in experience while developing campaigns for great non-profit/pro bono clients that the agency doesn't make money off of either.
As long as they meet the necessary requirements, we have no problem in promoting the position. It's when you start profiting off of free work that ethical issues arise.
Ross Toohey states:
"Our summer internship program picks a non-profit organization to rebrand, then our mentors help package the entire experience into a portfolio case story, and assist with interview coaching and scheduling."
"We are strongly opposed to the idea of unpaid interns contributing to billable work."
Students & Recent grads, grab more information here.