Conde Nast has decided to end its internship program. This decision comes just a few months after two former interns filed suit in New York federal court.

The two interns were each employed by a magazine owned by Conde Nast. Matthew Leib was an intern at the New Yorker for two summers. Mr. Leib claims that he was paid below minimum wage, $300 the first summer and $500 the second, for reading, reviewing and proofreading articles. The second intern, Lauren Ballinger, worked for W magazine. She claims that she was paid $12 per day for shifts exceeding 12 hours while working at W. Their lawsuit alleges violations of federal and state labor laws. Conde Nast has denied any violations. The interns intend to ask the court for class-action status.

The Labor Department has set parameters for what constitutes an internship. Interns should be engaged in activities that are intended to impart training to them and not to provide free labor to the employer. Previous interns from Conde Nast confirmed to the press that running personal errands for editors was common.