To work or not to work, that is the question. They’re young, talented, and very prepared academically. They’re everywhere. They’re interns. Officially for the purpose of learning the tricks of the trade, internships are said to provide a tiny island of “safety” in a world of precarious professional collaborations and temporary contracts. Current statistics show that 29 percent of Italians get their first ‘job’ as an intern. Oftentimes, internships become their second and third job offers as well. The Treu Law, which regulates the sector, has established a 12-month maximum duration limit for any internship and rigorously states that the only compensation workers may receive for their labours is the reimbursement of untaxed expenses, but even that token of “appreciation” is not mandatory. Interns enjoy none of the standard workers’ benefits applicable in Italy.