Ross Perlin unfairly views colleges as complicit in labor law abuses (“Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges,” Op-Ed, April 3). Most interns do benefit — not monetarily, but by gaining experience. This bridges education and the workplace and helps students get jobs.

Unfortunately, most interns have to pay for college credits, do unpaid work and forsake paying jobs that won’t further a career. But many are later hired in their chosen profession. For example, the advertising company Young & Rubicam has hired more than 12 City College of New York interns.

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