Moritz Erhardt, 21, was an intern at a London-based Bank of America office. He was found unconscious in his student resident by local authorities on Aug. 15. Paramedics pronounced Erhardt dead at the scene. Unconfirmed social media post claim that Erhardt had worked through the night three consecutive times before his death. Police aren’t treating the case as suspicious and have yet to determine the cause of death. Erhardt was about to finish his internship with Bank of America before he passed away, reports The New York Times.
“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Moritz Erhardt’s death,” John McIvor, a Bank of America spokesman, told NYT. “He was popular amongst his peers and was a highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future.”
Chris Roebuck, a visiting professor at Cass Business School in London, believes that interns need to be managed more efficiently by employers. He says that employers need to stress to interns the importance of not overworking themselves.