Unpaid internships break the law but only 12% of managers know it

Internocracy have carried out some fantastic research with YouGov (polling 1,858 adults) to find out how many people know that unpaid internships break the law.

  • Just 12% of managers understand that companies may be breaking the law if they offer unpaid placements
  • 60% of people who have heard of internships think that companies exploit interns as a source of free labour
  • only 10% of under-35s who have heard of internships know their rights when it comes to working as an unpaid intern

Internocracy will be releasing a full report with further figures on The State of Internships in the UK on March 7.


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3 Responses to “Unpaid internships break the law but only 12% of managers know it”

  1. 1 Henny 02/26/2011 at 1:23 pm

    This is really a “fantastic” research on a topic rarely discussed. Thanks Inernocracy for this. Interns do have the rights but I think the most challenge for un-employed going for an internship is just to “get in” and not the salary. So they regard this so far so good on a continuous journey.

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