UK Interns

It's Never Too Late To Be An Intern

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

Starting over in the working world doesn't have to be a daunting experience, in fact if you think of it as 'evolving' rather than changing your career, you might just approach the opportunity with renewed vigour.

The Seductive Myth Of Internships

Hanan A Khalek | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hanan A Khalek

The myth that unpaid labour looks good on the CVs of workers in creative industries has become an increasingly persuasive means of guilt-tripping young people into working for free.

Intern Falls Asleep On His First Day At Work, Becomes Internet Meme - But Manages To Keep His Job

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An intern who fell asleep on the first day of his new job has become an internet sensation after his co-workers snapped a picture of the slumbering ma...

Public Raises £2k For Teen Told His 10 Week Corner Shop Job Was Actually Just 'Volunteering'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who worked for 10 weeks in a local corner shop so he could save money to buy Christmas presents for his family was then told by the store's...

Making the Most of Your Media Opportunities

David Spencer | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
David Spencer

Two weeks ago, the first radio station I worked at was turned off with little fuss and little attention...

Interns Share Their Experiences Of The Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Style

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's company Dualstar is reportedly being sued by a group of almost 40 interns. The current and former interns - who were a...

People Are Angry The Guardian Is Charging £559 For Its Summer School - While News UK's Is Free

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

People are rather perturbed by The Guardian's announcement it would be putting on a summer school for teenagers - and charging them £559 for the priv...

Defending the Right to Health

Olivia Murphy | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Murphy

Talented health professionals from across the world are our greatest hope for realising the universal right to health in an increasingly challenging world. For this to happen, equitable access to global health training is essential. For if WHO is to be a truly global guardian of health, its workforce, and thus its interns, must be global too.

Labour Candidate 'Paying Young Interns £4 A Day To Campaign For Him'

PA | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Labour election candidate has denied claims he is paying young workers £4 a day to campaign for him. The Sun reported a leaked email suggesting ...

Lib Dems Intern Wins April Fools' Day

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This Liberal Democrat intern in Oxford may have possibly won April Fools' Day. On reflection, it could be an Inception-style April Fools' prank wit...

Campaign Started To Name And Shame Companies Who Don't Pay Interns

PA | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Plans are being made to name and shame companies using unpaid interns as part of a campaign to tackle "exploitation" of young people. The National ...

ThinkTank Boss Charges Interns £300 If They Want A Job Reference - To Cover Admin Costs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A thinktank is charging its former interns £300 if they want a job reference, which the company's boss claims is a "fair administrative fee". Civi...

This Was The Sunday Style Magazine's Advert For Interns.. Oh.

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Sunday Style, a fashion magazine owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, issued a grovelling apology after advertising an internship position using a...

7 Questions All Interns Ask Themselves

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Whether you're a keen student or stay-at-home graduate you'll soon come to learn internships become a bit, well, samey. Even if you spend time in ...

Third Of Graduate Interns Work For Nothing To Get On Career Ladder

PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Almost a third of university graduate interns are working for nothing in a bid to kick-start their career, even though it can cost them hundreds of po...

Ireland: The Republic of Emigration and Internships

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

It was Conor Cruise O'Brien who wrote that: "Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language ; it is the condition of being involv...

Christian Dior Advertises For Six Month 'Reception Intern', Who MUST Have English As First Language

The Huffington Post UK | Ellie Dierking | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Christian Dior, one of the world’s leading names in fashion, has advertised a six-month internship at its office in London – but along with some c...

The Free Stuff Interns Get At Tech Companies Is Actually Insane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech

We already knew that interns at the world's biggest tech companies have to endure a horrific interview process, crazy hours, passive-aggressive bosses...

London's Youth Finally Get Their TV Voice!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

London360, produced and presented by young Londoners, will reach more viewers in the capital when it is shown on new TV channel London Live starting T...

Interns At Twitter And Facebook Make A Crazy Amount Of Money

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

The campaign to pay interns a liveable wage is gaining momentum in the UK, but one place it doesn't appear to be required is in Silicon Valley where -...

Composing a Career - Work Placements in the Music Industry

Mark Featherstone-Witty | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Featherstone-Witty

It was announced recently that HMRC plans to crack down heavily on music companies found to be exploiting interns. While on the surface this sounds like good news, it could in fact create problems for some young people looking to gain experience in this industry.

To Pay Interns in Parliament, We Must Change Attitudes on Expenses

Bart Williams | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bart Williams

Unpaid internships, especially those in Westminster, have been the focus of much attention over recent years. The image of MPs enjoying huge expenses allowances while their office interns sweat it out for their lunch is one banded around by some areas of the media and campaign groups alike.

'Dummies' Guide For Tory MPs On How Not To Get Caught Exploiting Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Tory MPs have received a "dummies guide" for employing interns to ensure they can avoid "hostile questioning" over not paying the national minimum wag...

Das Praktikum vs. the Internship: Lessons From Germany

Nick de Taranto | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nick de Taranto

Germany today is the European exemplar to which the UK commentariat regularly doffs its cap. The British right admires its robust and competitive economy and the left applauds its ability to square late capitalism with residues of social democracy.

Lucy Sherriff

JOY Withdraws Six To Twelve Month Unpaid Internship Position | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A high street fashion retailer has withdrawn a six-month unpaid internship but has been dubbed "arrogant" after not apologising. JOY removed the ad...