Good work experience on your CV is vital in today’s increasingly competitive job market. Internships have long been popular among school-leavers and graduates keen to get a foothold in publishing, journalism, media politics and fashion, but are fast becoming commonplace in sectors including IT, finance, engineering and law too. Find out if an internship is right for you and your career.

Further information

See workSMART’s comprehensive information on your legal rights as an intern

The TUC is keen to see better internships across the board. Check out our Rights for Interns campaign. 

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