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!)
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
The House of Lords have been officially discussing internships. Read the full debate here.Read more
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.Read more
Chris Hares, Campaigns Manager at Intern Aware, offers his predictions for 2015 when it comes to internships.Read more
UK Music has joined forces with Intern Aware, to launch an Internship Code of Practice for music companies and young people.Read more
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.
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.Read more