Looking to do an internship? Do you know what your rights are in relation to being paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW), do you know where to go for more information and what action you can take if you feel that you have been exploited?
The Government has produced a guide explaining what an internship is, how it is different to volunteering, whether you are entitled to NMW and what makes a good internship and also how to get the most out of one. They also have details on the National minimum wage: work experience and internships
The Government offers further help for graduates entering the workplace through the Graduate Talent Pool (GTP). GTP provides a free service for employers, especially small enterprises, to offer high quality graduate internships to the widest possible audience of graduates and provides advice and guidance on all aspects of internships to young graduates.
Friends House advertises the Young Friends General Meeting BYM Intern post in April each year. This role supports the administration of Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM) and Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). The Recording Clerks Office Intern post is advertised in March each year. This role supports the strategic goals of the cross-organisational Recording Clerk's Office. The CYP Intern post was advertised in July this year, but will be advertised earlier for the next two year's this opportunity is available. This post supports the Children and Young People's Team in Quaker Life.
Channel 4 has an in-house scheme offering paid internships and apprenticeships to young people looking to get into the creative industries. They require no specific qualification, just talent and enthusiasm. All their opportunities are paid above the minimum wage.