Welcome to the pit of despicable working practices that is the entryoro the Creative Industries for more than a few.
Please read the post at http://www.artsgroup.org.uk/ and let the fight begin properly. All the focus thus far seems to have been on parliamentary Interns getting abused, and this programme is a relatively minor (but public) infringement of employment legislation - they are the tip of the iceberg.
Please find attached the draft of the Arts Group's Policy on Emerging Workers that seeks to deal with this. We will be releasing the final copy of this, along with support from various groups in the coming