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Quality Internships

More than ever, young people have to overcome an increasingly long and hard journey to enter the labour market.

While internships today have become a common way to get the necessary ‘work experience’, too often they contain little educational value and have started to replace real jobs, offering none of the security and value of a real job. The European Youth Forum works with different stakeholders, trade unions, companies, and institutions, to ensure that quality internships will become a reality for all young Europeans.

We urge all providers of internships and apprenticeships to commit to providing quality working conditions and to apply a clear and coherent code of conduct in order to end the use of young Europeans as a cheap labour force.

Statement

Thank you Ms Mogherini, but we need concrete steps on funding and fairness

18. 07. 2017
After a long battle and protests from interns, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini has responded to the EU Ombudsman’s demand that unpaid traineeships in EU external delegations must end. The Global Intern Coalition, along with its member organisations and partners, welcomes this acknowledgment that unpaid traineeships are damaging and unfair.

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