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Privileged background means you're more likely to get an internship? - TV opp

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    A documentary film and television production company is developing a programme on the subject of inequality in professional internships.

    Why do the most sought after industries with the highest salaries go for graduates and students from the wealthiest and privileged backgrounds and the elite universities?

    They're looking for stories from both sides of the fence - trying to get your foot in the door, and once in there what was your experience of the backgrounds and diversity of your fellow interns and colleagues. Does it really matter what school you went to?

    The project is in the very earliest stages of development, all research and testimonials will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    Feel free to discuss your experiences in this thread, or email [email protected] com

    would be interested to contribute my experiences

    I think it's to do with connections and networks. It's that whole 'you need experience to gain experience' problem. I've applied for a few internships and haven't been seriously considered (most likely because my experience isn't as impressive as others). I'm trying really hard to increase my experience but it's extremely difficult as to get the experience I need for an internship, I need the internship. Therefore people who are from affluent privileged backgrounds are likely to gain this experience through special connections and networks or maybe they attend schools/universities which provide better access to such experiences. It's all about who you know and people from less privileged backgrounds simply don't know the right people.
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