This is a problem in two parts and since it’s being discussed a lot, I would like to extend my thoughts on the topic.
Our educational system provides us with certain skill sets and those skill sets are not enough for the industry. The market-leading companies never offer you an unpaid internship because their work is important and they will never leave that work to someone who lacks a basic sense of relevant skills required for the tasks.
In this scenario, those who are not willing to pay for a specific task but they believe that they can collaborate with an unpaid internee by providing them with learning and value in return will be willing to hire an unpaid internee. Small and Medium enterprises usually go for this option.
NOTE: AB IS MAIN QASOOR COMPANY KA NAHI, BANDE KA APNA HAI K USS NE APNI WORTH DEVELOP NAHI KI..
The second part of the problem is severe. It is called Capitalism. There are some market-leading companies who would exploit youngsters just in the name of providing them with an experience letter and getting a lot of work done in return. Those are the real culprits. Those are the companies that are opinion leaders of the market and who have a social responsibility to take care of, but they choose to worsen the matter by setting a wrong trend.
IS CASE MAIN COMPANY KA AUR SYSTEM KA QASOOR HAI..
If you are a student or a company owner, please identify where you fall and act accordingly. I own a small business but personally, I have never offered any unpaid internships even though I had many applicants for them. I have always paid to my internees because their integrity matters to me, I take care of that social responsibility and that is my personal choice.
Students should make themselves capable by working on their employability, and big companies should promote a culture of Empowerment through giving worth to youngsters.
In between, if someone is not worthy enough to get paid, koi kiun apni company ka waqt zaya karwaye ga uss k haathon? Problem Part 1 walon ka koi hal nahi hai. Sorry.