02/01/2012 05:21 pm ET Updated Apr 02, 2012

Xuedan Wang, Former Unpaid Hearst Intern, Sues Publisher

Life as a media intern is rough. You make minimum wage if you're one of the lucky ones, nothing if you're not, and sometimes, you're even out a pretty penny for the experience. An "exciting" assignment can consist of fruitlessly hunting through pages of Nexis results for a funny quote by some Democrat in the House -- or maybe a Republican in the Senate, actually? -- that a blogger kinda sorta remembers reading in some Southern or maybe Midwestern newspaper, like, a couple years ago, she thinks? (Hi interns! We love you guys lots and lots!*)

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