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call us interns ⎸ film & networking night


On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to fight back against unpaid work. We want internships that pay. Meet the young people fighting back against unpaid work. It's us.

Are you one of us? Doesn't matter if you are an intern or not, come and join us for the film & networking night in Flagey on 17 October!

Would you like to know more? Get in touch!

Rafael Shilhav

Doesn't matter if you are an intern or not, come and join us for the film & networking night in Flagey, talk with Nathalie & David, the directors of the 'Call Me Intern' documentary, meet other like-minded young professionals, and enjoy some tasty food! 🍢

▪️ Why come?

Youth unemployment remains at 14%. Young people are at the highest risk of poverty in Europe. Young people across Europe need access to decent jobs that will kickstart their future. But how can they do that, when they are expected to work for free? That's why we demand that the European Union introduces binding legislation to ensure all interns are valued as equals to any other employee, will earn a living wage, and access social protection.

So, do you want to have a space to speak about the issue and do something impactful at the same time? Here is your chance! Support our #BanUnpaidInternships campaign and meet us for a screening and networking event 'Call us interns' on 17 October 2022 in Brussels.

▪️ What is the documentary about?

Call Me Intern follows three interns-turned-activists who refuse to accept that young people should have to work for free to kickstart their careers. Their stories challenge youth stereotypes and help give a voice to the growing movement for intern rights across the world. More info here.

▪️ Who are Nathalie and David?

Young, unemployed, and frustrated filmmakers David Leo Hyde and Nathalie Berger set out to land an internship so as to examine the system from the inside in an act of millenial gonzo filmmaking. After David accepts an internship at the United Nations, the duo moves into a small tent on the Geneva lakefront and begins documenting his unpaid intern experience. Eventually, their story goes viral and sparks a global press storm that challenges the UN to revisit its unpaid internship policy.

▪️ Event Information:

📅 17 October 2022, from 18:00 to 22:00, including Q&A and reception/networking after the screening

🎟️ Tickets are for free, you need to register to get your spot! Please select your ticket:

  • Film screening - if you would like to come to watch the film and attend the Q&A with the directors
  • Film screening & Networking reception - if you would like to attend both film screening and networking reception

📍 Flagey, Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Brussels

💭 Programme:

  • 18:00 - 18:15 / registration
  • 18:30 - 19:45 / 'Call Me Intern' documentary screening 🎥
  • 19:45 - 20:15 / q&a with the film directors David Leo Hyde and Nathalie Berger, moderated by the European Youth Forum Board Member María Rodríguez Alcázar
  • 20:15 - 22:00 / networking reception 🍸

If you have any questions contact us at

Can't wait to see you! 🤗

Related articles & publications


Two steps forward, one step back

News - 28/03/2024

Picture yourself, a young person, starting your working life looking for a proper job. Instead you just find internship vacancies, and at the very end of many of the notices the magical sentence appears: “This internship is unpaid.” The Commission had one job to do: ban unpaid internships. Did they deliver? Well…they sort of tried. Read our article to find out more!


Unpaid Internships cost youngsters over €1000 per month, deepening inequalities

News - 16/01/2023

New research reveals the financial, social and mental costs that unpaid interns must pay in order to enter the labour market.

Belgium must do more to stop unpaid internships, rules international human rights body
Youth rights

Belgium must do more to stop unpaid internships, rules international human rights body

Press release - 16/02/2022

The result of a Collective Complaint, submitted by the European Youth Forum, found that current labour inspection systems in Belgium fail to offer enough protection to vulnerable and disadvantaged young interns.