UK Interns

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...

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...

Lucy Sherriff

Lib Dem MP Advertises For 3-12 Months Unpaid Intern, No Expenses Paid | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Liberal Democrat MP is advertising an unpaid internship for up to 12 months despite the party's campaign to pay interns the national minimum wage. ...

Rise in Living Wage Highlights Need for Fair Wage in the Arts

Pauline Tambling | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pauline Tambling

It is vital to nurture the skills of our up and coming talent to maintain our world-class reputation in the arts. The arts industry must stamp out this practice to afford opportunities for the brightest and best young people and to invest in the skills of the next generation.

HMRC To Investigate Intern Pay

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Businesses advertising for interns are to be investigated by the government who will check whether the companies are paying the correct minimum wage. ...

European Parliament Calls for New Rules to Stop Employers Exploiting Young Trainees

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

They are meant to give young people a taste of work, but traineeship are fast becoming a necessary, if poorly rewarded, precondition to launching their careers. Work placements are often abused as a form of cheap labour, with youngsters being given no training and little or no pay and sometimes being given simple, menial tasks like photocopying and making tea that do not make use of their skills and education. The European Parliament has now called for an end to this exploitation.

Dead Intern Was 'About To Be Offered Dream Job'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

The young bank intern who died after working an alleged 72 hours in a row was about to be offered his dream job, according to reports. Moritz Erhar...

Merrill Lynch Interns Keep Working, Despite Offer To Quit Early

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Bank of America Merrill Lynch interns have decided to keep working in their placements rather than leave early, after the death of 21-year old intern ...

21-Year Old Bank Intern Dies 'From Overwork'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Moritz Erhardt, a student who had been working as an intern at Bank of America's investment wing Merrill Lynch in London, was found dead on Thursday a...

An Aspiration Nation: Improving the Employability of Our Young People

Alice Barnard | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Barnard

This week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released some encouraging news about the state of employment in the UK - youth employment is on the up. However, nearly a million 16-24 year olds are still left without work. For many young people, this is a desperate situation. Any length of time with little or no work is an extremely difficult cycle to break.

The Bag Says It All...

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

"Pay your interns" bags, which are the latest effort in the campaign to encourage employers to pay their interns, have proved a huge hit among student...