Unpaid Interns

Unpaid Internships... It's Still Not What You Know

Sally Holt | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sally Holt

As far as I can see, your ability to write, articulate, heal or lead is not inherently linked to your parents' wealth. It is our society which makes it so.

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.

More Needs to Be Done to End Unfair Internship Practices

Spencer Thompson | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Spencer Thompson

Already there are thousands of unpaid interns struggling to make ends meet, and even more who are turned away from professions not because of their skills, but because of their economic background. If we want our workforce to be a reflection of society instead of inequality then we need to widen access to internships, improve their quality, and make sure they are paid.

To Be or Not to Be... An Intern

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Swatee Jasoria

While unpaid internships certainly present a big problem for socially mobile students, it would be wrong to dismiss the benefits that internships can provide; internships are a mutually beneficial exercise, especially when the employer makes them meaningful, and the intern learns and develops their skills (not in tea-making for varying tastes, of course).

It's Time for the UK Government to Take Serious Action for Graduate Employment

Max Sobell | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics
Max Sobell

The UK is a massively ageing population, and whilst I am not advocating letting grannies freeze to death, there does need to be a redistribution of money from somewhere towards providing young people with opportunities. Young people are ultimately the future drivers of an economy and we should be investing in their future, whilst attempting to diversify our economy.

Internships May Be Modern Day Slavery - But Don't Take That Chance Away From Me

Olivia Haddow | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Haddow

I wake up at 6.15am to take the train to work (commuting from mum and dad's, the intern's lot) and most days I wake up before the alarm goes off, buzzing for a new day. This is a pretty strange feeling, I must admit, but it's bloody brilliant. So, like I said, don't take this opportunity away from me - it's my only chance to get on the career ladder.

Lucy Sherriff

Lib Dem MEP Advertises Up To Six MONTHS Unpaid Internship

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Correction: The headline of this article has been changed to clarify the internship is for up to six months. A Lib Dem MEP is advertising an intern...

Are You Having a Mid-twenties Crisis?

Madeleine Dodd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Dodd

We're not 'hot young talent', we're the most disposable, and once disposed of we'll probably have to work for free again. Britain's brutally uncertain jobs market is the perfect clammy breeding ground for a mid-twenties crisis.

Is The Price Of Experience Too High? The Dilemma Of The Unpaid Internship

Sophie O'Mahony | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie O'Mahony

Unpaid internships contribute to inequality. Some of us are lucky enough to have a permanent base in London, where most of the UK media activity happens, and parents who are generous with the financial support. Most of us are not.

E4's 'The Work Experience' Demonstrated the Harsh Reality of the Current Job Market for Graduates and Unemployed Youngsters

Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi

We hear more and more reports of young people and graduates struggling to make ends meet in low paid jobs and all too often companies are taking advantage of the youth unemployment. Although made for television, the recently aired E4 reality sitcom 'The Work Experience' shows the bad conditions and the lengths many young people will endure in order to get that much needed experience

Tony Blair's Office U-Turns Over Intern Pay

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tony Blair's private office has said it will pay interns the minimum wage after the former prime minister was reported to HM Revenue and Customs over ...

Tony Blair's Office Reported To Tax Authorities Over Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tony Blair's private office has been reported to tax authorities over its use of unpaid interns, after a graduate revealed he was rejected as he could...

Surviving Unpaid Internships

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

It's a tough time to be an intern at the moment. Though the number and range of internships in the UK have increased considerably in the last few years, a staggering one in three interns are working for nothing. Zilch. Nada.

Why is Boris Johnson Using Unpaid Interns?

Tanya de Grunwald | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Politics
Tanya de Grunwald

When over a million under-25s are now unemployed in the UK - and Johnson claims he supports the campaign for a London Living Wage (£8.30 an hour) - many young people will find this advert pretty shocking. There it was, bold as brass, on the politics jobs website Work for an MP.

Lucy Sherriff

Clegg's Double Standards On His Unpaid Interns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Liberal Democrat headquarters continue to recruit at least nine unpaid interns three times a year, despite Nick Clegg’s championing of a campaign to...