Condé Nast, most famous for their role in the MTV hit show The Hills, will unfortunately meet its end in 2014. The unpaid boot camp has indeed come some flack in the past, after news surfaced about their unwillingness to shell out cash to interns who were attempting to get a shot in the fashion/editorial world.
In fact, this ill-fated decision comes exactly two years into the Great Unpaid-Intern Uprising, which all started when a former Harper Bazaar intern named Diana Wang filed a lawsuit against Hearst for back pay in 2012. In the coming months afterwards, in March, Condé Nast tried to fix its intern program, which only promised those candidates modest stipends but still required forbidding long hours. Of course, due to this, it just wasn’t enough to relieve the Vogue publisher from the damage, because several months after (in June) two other former interns for W and the New Yorker sued Condé Nast for paying them less than a dollar an hour, and subsequently took a mighty stand for the many exploited workers everywhere, putting an end to the internships.
Source: The Cut