QC education students lobby for internship compensation

March 8, 2018

Education students from across Quebec are lobbying the Minister of Higher Education for paid internships, reports La Presse. According to Antoine Côté, spokesperson for the Campaign for Interuniversity Claims and Actions for Students in Internship Education, education students with professional and academic obligations feel underserved. Côté added that these same students also feel that the government prioritizes medical students, while noting that unpaid internships comprise the entirety of education students’ final semester, leaving them in a financially precarious situation. La Presse