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# internships - Friday 13 September, 2019

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think internships are a good thing?

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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)

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

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

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

The glamour of it all.

# internships - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

JobBridge is being reviewed - and may be scrapped altogether

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

Having launched in March, 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*

* “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

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

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

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

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

# internships - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Cork County Council may ditch controversial JobBridge scheme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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 Exclusive

Figures provided to 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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the government's internship scheme worthwhile?

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

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’

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

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

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.