MPs accused of exploiting unpaid interns

Our trusty survey of unpaid parliamentary interns has finally had an outing in the national press! A Times article looking at MP’s abuse of unpaid interns referenced its findings. Massive thanks to all who took part. We promise to run further surveys in coming weeks and months.

If you are a Times subscriber you can access the article here. This is what it said about us:

A survey of recent unpaid parliamentary interns by Interns Anonymous, a website set up to support interns, found that two thirds did not even have their expenses covered and 28 per cent undertook tasks that they did not feel comfortable doing.

More than three quarters (77 per cent) said that they were obliged to work set hours, which could mean that their employer was in breach of minimum wage legislation

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