11 infographics that explain why we need to end unpaid internships

We've pulled together the most important statistics to explain why interns should be getting paid for their work. 
(Credit to Lindsay Noble for her fantastic work on these!)

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Four week limit – all you need to know about the proposal to end unpaid internships

What is the 4 week limit?

The four week limit is a slight tweak to the current law aimed at ending all long term unpaid internships. 

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Unpaid internships take the stage in the General Election

Unpaid internships are likely to be a major election issue for young people who find themselves stuck in a catch 22 situation - where they are unable to get a job because they haven’t got experience, and unable to get experience because they can’t afford to work for free.

Speaking at a Green Party meeting

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Chatham House can't set its own rules

We've written an open letter to Chatham House, an independent policy institute based in London. It is time they stopped using unfair, unpaid internships.

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House of Lords Have Debated Internships

The House of Lords have been officially discussing internships. Read the full debate here.

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Open letter to Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

We have written an open letter to Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, to ask her to get a grip on the problem of unpaid internships. 78% of people in Scotland said that they, or someone from a family like theirs, could not afford an unpaid internship.

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Happy New Year! ...or is it?

Chris Hares, Campaigns Manager at Intern Aware, offers his predictions for 2015 when it comes to internships.

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UK Music calls time on unpaid internships

                                                             

UK Music has joined forces with Intern Aware, to launch an Internship Code of Practice for music companies and young people. 

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We speak to London Live about unpaid internships

Our Campaigns Manager speaks to London Live about the latest Sutton Trust report, which has found that unpaid internships that include travel expenses cost upwards of £926 per month, making some careers inaccessible to most young people.

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Why we need a four week limit

A four week limit to unpaid internships will offer legal clarity and fairness. 

The Government should introduce a four week limit to unpaid internships. This is the right thing to do, ending long term unpaid internships which price out young people from careers they could be great at, and deprive businesses of talent. 

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