EYF: no unpaid internships in MEPs offices
From theory to practice: no more unpaid internships in MEPs offices!
Last July, the Bureau of the European Parliament agreed on key principles to ban unpaid internships in the European Parliament. Yesterday, these principles were finally turned into new internal rules: from July 2019, unpaid internships in MEPs offices will be forbidden.
Interns will not only be hired directly by the European Parliament, but they will be entitled to health insurance, and will be remunerated between €800 and €1313 per month. The duration of their internship will also be limited, as it will only be possible to extend their contract to up to a total of 9 months.
This is a big victory for young people, thank to the work of the European Youth Forum and the European Parliament’s Youth Intergroup, their #FairInternships campaign played a crucial role in achieving this important result.
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