Internships good practice case study: AWP Internships 2012

The Artquest & Widening Participation (AWP) Internships programme was launched in 2012 as a pilot project to support recent graduates by providing them with paid experience with some of London’s m …

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What is an internship?

Until the 1970s the term ‘internship’ was used rarely outside of the field of medicine and, even in this context, rarely outside of the US. Today, the scale of internships in the UK has been called en …

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Supervising interns

The impact of a supportive supervisor/mentor upon the experience of an intern cannot be stressed enough. When done well, effective supervision can provide the backbone of a mutually beneficial interns …

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Structuring a quality internship

With the exception of charities and voluntary organisations, all employers are required by law to pay interns at least National Minimum Wage if they’re fulfilling worker status – whatever their title …

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Why take on an intern?

The prospect of having an additional worker (and for a lower cost than a regular employee) may appear very tempting when time and resources are at a premium. However, it is important to take into cons …

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Internship glossary

The following glossary provides definitions of terms commonly used in relation to internships and other forms of low or no-pay ‘jobs’ in the arts. Given that many still consider internships to sit wit …

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Internships and the law

The speed at which internships have become common practice means that legislation has yet to catch up, leaving many organisations and individuals confused about the status of interns in employment law …

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Worker, volunteer or intern?

The law is clear on what constitutes a worker, and what rights you then have, even if using terms such as volunteer, placement and traineeship makes matters appear complicated. National minimum wage I …

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Sarah Staton: voluntary work

An introduction to the complex and sometimes perplexing acquisition of the stuff that claims to keep the world turning  – M O N E Y.  Written by artist Sarah Staton. Looking backwards for a moment to …

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