Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 15°C Sunday 24 October 2021

#Internships

# internships - Friday 13 September, 2019

Over half of government departments have used unpaid interns in recent years
# Jobs
# Jobs

Over half of government departments have used unpaid interns in recent years

Sep 13th 2019, 6:05 AM 12,087 Views 8 Comments

Nine departments say they have done so since 2014.

# internships - Friday 29 June, 2018

How to make an internship work for you - according to an intern
# Intern Life
# Intern Life

How to make an internship work for you - according to an intern

Jun 29th 2018, 11:48 AM 457 Views 0 Comments

Internships have acquired a bad name in recent years – but change is afoot. Éamon Cullen shares his tips on getting the most from a training position.

# internships - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Ireland is getting a new internship programme
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Ireland is getting a new internship programme

Oct 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,513 Views 23 Comments

The new scheme aims to target young people who find it difficult to enter employment.

# internships - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Poll: Do you think internships are a good thing?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think internships are a good thing?

Jul 15th 2017, 10:06 AM 14,809 Views 77 Comments

A recent survey from gradireland found that 76% of the 120 graduate employers surveyed run internship programmes.

However you might feel about internships, employers say they use them to spot new hires
# Analysis
# Analysis

However you might feel about internships, employers say they use them to spot new hires

Jul 15th 2017, 6:00 AM 2,288 Views 15 Comments

Graduate jobs survey finds employers more likely to recruit those who interned for them as students.

# internships - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college
# Change Generation
# Change Generation

Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college

Sep 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,772 Views 8 Comments

It’s not all about binging on box-sets: this is the time to feather your CV for future employers.

# internships - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Students: How to make the most out of an internship (and avoid the unscrupulous employers)
# Column
# Column

Students: How to make the most out of an internship (and avoid the unscrupulous employers)

Jul 3rd 2016, 8:00 PM 677 Views 33 Comments

A large number of employers are now looking for students rather than graduates for internships, writes Ruairi Kavanagh of GradIreland.

# internships - Saturday 25 June, 2016

15 struggles you'll only understand if you've been an unpaid intern
# Ask The Intern
From The Daily Edge
# Ask The Intern

15 struggles you'll only understand if you've been an unpaid intern

Jun 25th 2016, 9:30 AM 6,793 Views 2 Comments

The glamour of it all.

# internships - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

JobBridge is being reviewed - and may be scrapped altogether
# A BRIDGE TOO FAR
# A BRIDGE TOO FAR

JobBridge is being reviewed - and may be scrapped altogether

Aug 18th 2015, 11:01 PM 29,498 Views 124 Comments

The scheme has been widely-used, but never without controversy.

# internships - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

This startup is trying to solve the tricky business of finding graduates jobs
# Follow The Money
# Follow The Money

This startup is trying to solve the tricky business of finding graduates jobs

May 12th 2015, 6:15 AM 14,792 Views 10 Comments

Having launched in March, Shake.io aims to connect students with paid graduate positions and internships.

# internships - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

Feb 25th 2015, 11:00 PM 16,260 Views 120 Comments

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

# internships - Monday 2 February, 2015

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people
# Internships
# Internships

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people

Feb 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 210 Views 96 Comments

Unpaid internships are largely the preserve of the well-off and reinforce disadvantage; JobBridge has levelled the playing field.

# internships - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour
# No Experience Required
# No Experience Required

Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour

Dec 9th 2014, 9:29 PM 23,709 Views 138 Comments

The force is currently seeking a “human rights assistant” and “legal/policing researcher.”

# internships - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Subway advertise for 'Sandwich Artist' intern through JobBridge
# Subbridge
# Subbridge

Subway advertise for 'Sandwich Artist' intern through JobBridge

Oct 15th 2014, 8:30 AM 19,660 Views 100 Comments

The placement is at a store in Galway City.

# internships - Saturday 20 September, 2014

JobBridge ads for school cleaners and caretakers taken down - but you can still be a janitor
# Internships
# Internships

JobBridge ads for school cleaners and caretakers taken down - but you can still be a janitor

Sep 20th 2014, 12:23 PM 12,261 Views 50 Comments

A school in Mayo has found a loophole, it seems.

# internships - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Cork County Council may ditch controversial JobBridge scheme
# Embargo
# Embargo

Cork County Council may ditch controversial JobBridge scheme

Sep 10th 2014, 6:16 PM 13,842 Views 33 Comments

The Council are set to vote on a motion that could make the local authority one of the first in the country to stop using the Government backed internships.

# internships - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Documentary explores what it's like to be an intern in Ireland
# Two Sugars
# Two Sugars

Documentary explores what it's like to be an intern in Ireland

May 4th 2014, 8:30 PM 29,645 Views 46 Comments

One on the interns said that after the internship “It was like nothing, as if it wasn’t there”.

# internships - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Protests at some Advance Pitstop branches over JobBridge internships
# Internships
# Internships

Protests at some Advance Pitstop branches over JobBridge internships

Jan 18th 2014, 12:30 PM 21,618 Views 134 Comments

Advance Pitstop has said that it is availing of the scheme to provide nine-month placements to interns across its branch network.

# internships - Friday 6 December, 2013

Column: JobBridge isn't about helping people, it's about padding unemployment figures
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: JobBridge isn't about helping people, it's about padding unemployment figures

Dec 6th 2013, 7:00 AM 142 Views 150 Comments

Young people, and all of those who are unemployed, should not accept the choice the government is trying to offer us between emigration or life on the dole and in unpaid work, writes Kevin Coughlan.

# internships - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Column: Losing our religion – what thirtysomethings believe in now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Losing our religion – what thirtysomethings believe in now

Nov 23rd 2013, 12:00 PM 38 Views 108 Comments

If we haven’t got God to fall back on what does this generation believe in now? Kate Bellamy takes a lighthearted look at what people follow today.

# internships - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Logistics of youth guarantee scheme come before funding, says Taoiseach
# Employment
# Employment

Logistics of youth guarantee scheme come before funding, says Taoiseach

Nov 12th 2013, 11:03 AM 3,381 Views 31 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also addressed concerns over the scheme, stressing that it will be implemented in 2014.

# internships - Friday 19 July, 2013

Column: Internships can take you from clueless wannabe to landing that job
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Internships can take you from clueless wannabe to landing that job

Jul 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 218 Views 77 Comments

Internships are like extended job interviews – so adjust your attitude accordingly, writes Julia Purcell.

# internships - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Joan Burton says 23 companies have been banned from JobBridge
# Internships
# Internships

Joan Burton says 23 companies have been banned from JobBridge

Jul 9th 2013, 7:22 PM 27,087 Views 90 Comments

The Social Protection Minister has answered questions about the government’s flagship internship scheme in the Dáil today.

# internships - Monday 17 June, 2013

Open thread: How do you feel about low-paying or unpaid internships?
# Internships
# Internships

Open thread: How do you feel about low-paying or unpaid internships?

Jun 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,143 Views 75 Comments

Minister Joan Burton has welcomed criticism of the JobBridge scheme, but what do you think of unpaid internships in general?

217 people have worked JobBridge internships in government departments
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

217 people have worked JobBridge internships in government departments

Jun 17th 2013, 7:10 AM 9,139 Views 28 Comments

Figures provided to TheJournal.ie show that the Department of Justice and Equality currently has the most JobBride interns.

# internships - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Additional 1,000 JobBridge places announced
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Additional 1,000 JobBridge places announced

May 9th 2012, 6:15 AM 3,674 Views 58 Comments

Minister Joan Burton says scheme is also being extended to include people receiving One Parent Family payment and disability allowance.

# internships - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Over half of young interns feel 'undervalued' - survey
# Be Nice
# Be Nice

Over half of young interns feel 'undervalued' - survey

May 2nd 2012, 2:36 PM 3,420 Views 14 Comments

A survey of young people on college campuses finds that 53 per cent of interns felt undervalued during work placements.

# internships - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Unemployed primary teachers can do probation through JobBridge
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Unemployed primary teachers can do probation through JobBridge

Oct 5th 2011, 10:59 AM 2,926 Views 13 Comments

Government decides to extend internship scheme to primary teaching grads who have to find 100 days of experience to register with Teachers’ Council.

# internships - Friday 9 September, 2011

JobBridge companies want a pizza chef, a waiter and a personal assistant
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

JobBridge companies want a pizza chef, a waiter and a personal assistant

Sep 9th 2011, 5:43 PM 2,528 Views 21 Comments

As well as a butcher, a baker and, er, a picture framer…We take a look at some more of the “intern” positions being advertised through the Government’s National Internship Scheme.

Poll: Is the government's internship scheme worthwhile?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the government's internship scheme worthwhile?

Sep 9th 2011, 10:29 AM 2,220 Views 43 Comments

Critics have branded the JobBridge initiative ‘exploitative’, while others say it provides valuable experience. What do you think?

# internships - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Column: It’s a shame JobBridge is badly curated – there are some quality offers in there
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s a shame JobBridge is badly curated – there are some quality offers in there

Sep 8th 2011, 8:30 PM 16 Views 22 Comments

Employer and online business MD Aaron McKenna says that while JobBridge is scattered with ads for unskilled, unpaid labour, internships – even unpaid – should not be written off as without merit.

# internships - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Aer Lingus defends internship position for ‘Air Safety Assistant’
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus defends internship position for ‘Air Safety Assistant’

Aug 31st 2011, 7:31 PM 2,570 Views 26 Comments

The airline said the role advertised under the government’s JobBridge scheme would not involve overseeing safety practices.

# internships - Sunday 17 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jul 17th 2011, 7:17 PM 1,496 Views 4 Comments

In your Sunday Fix: A certain ginger-haired former media executive is arrested; the cost of smoking to Ireland’s economy; Come on Clarkey! and Hackgate: The Movie.

Scheme that has created eight internships will cost €16 million
# Internships
# Internships

Scheme that has created eight internships will cost €16 million

Jul 17th 2011, 2:10 PM 864 Views 18 Comments

The government is hoping to create 5,000 internships from the scheme which was launched two weeks ago and insists it is happy with the progress so far.