Celebrity Interns: What About The Little Guy?

Ah, to be rich and famous…

Coco Rocha

Though Coco Rocha has been seen around the Vogue offices a lot lately she is not interning with Vogue magazine.  She says that she is just there observing how the business is run.

Tallulah Belle Willis

And Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s 15-year-old daughter Tallulah Belle Willis is interning at Harper’s Bazaar.

Kanye West

And we all have heard about Kanye West’s internship at Louis Vuitton where he got to design a line of running shoes.

Do you think it’s fair/moral/ethical for celebrities to be able to get internships based on their star power.  What about the little guy?  Those studious, ambitious laymen and women who have studied long and hard just to be given the opportunity to work for free for a company?

I have wanted to be a journalist since I was in grade 6 and I want nothing more then to intern (and eventually work) at a fashion magazine.  I have completed a Bachelor’s of Art degree in English and am currently doing a post-grad diploma in Journalism in college.  Journalism isn’t a passing fancy for me or something that I do for a change of scenery.  It is something that I am passionate about and dedicated to.

While I don’t think that it’s fair for a bored celebutante to get a position at a prestigious publication based on who her or her parents are I do think that it’s fair that a qualified, genuine individual, celebrity or not, receives the position that they deserve.

If Tallulah, Kanye or Coco are talented and qualified then why not?

-Septembre

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About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine, TheKit.ca, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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