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# Interns

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Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace
That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.
How to make an internship work for you - according to an intern
Internships have acquired a bad name in recent years – but change is afoot. Éamon Cullen shares his tips on getting the most from a training position.
Everyone is taking the piss out of this cringey email from Microsoft to its 'bae interns'
It contains the phrase “hella noms”. *dies*
Headfort headmaster: I was wrong to look for JobBridge interns
I mistakenly thought the scheme was a way to broaden our horizons, to go beyond the past pupil pool.
Wall Street interns are still working around the clock despite the death of a peer
It used to be normal for interns to keep sleeping bags under their desks and regularly spend nights at the office.
Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns
That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.
10 trials and tribulations of being an intern
It’s nothing like The Devil Wears Prada.
Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*
* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.
JobBridge interns used to teach jobseeker classes
An internal audit flagged that the practice was taking place at Jobs Club classes.
Nurses 'demoralised again' as HSE gains 11% more senior managers in four years
The number of nurses fell in the same period by almost 3%.
There are 24 JobBridge interns in government departments
Eleven of them are in the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
Documentary explores what it's like to be an intern in Ireland
One on the interns said that after the internship “It was like nothing, as if it wasn’t there”.
12 Years of Job Bridge nails the experience of every intern ever
“From acclaimed minister, Joan Burton T.D.”
Under-25s who fail to accept some JobBridge internships could face dole cut
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has said that her department reserves the right to impose sanctions on welfare payments.
Munster Express was handed two-month JobBridge ban after complaint from intern
Journalism graduate Martin Malone said that he was given no mentoring and claimed the newspaper were using the scheme for free labour.
You can now do up to three - instead of two - JobBridge internships
So far the number of JobBridge internships has passed 20,000.
Over half of JobBridge finishers are in paid employment
However a report also indicated one third of participants who finished placements early said they were dissatisfied with their internship.
Over half of young interns feel 'undervalued' - survey
A survey of young people on college campuses finds that 53 per cent of interns felt undervalued during work placements.
Minister denies JobBridge interns are replacing staff at Garda Vetting Unit
10 staff are being let go by the Garda Vetting Unit just weeks before Jobsbridge interns start there – but the Minister for Justice says they’re not replacements.
Column: It’s a shame JobBridge is badly curated – there are some quality offers in there
Employer and online business MD Aaron McKenna says that while JobBridge is scattered with ads for unskilled, unpaid labour, internships – even unpaid – should not be written off as without merit.
Scheme that has created eight internships will cost €16 million
The government is hoping to create 5,000 internships from the scheme which was launched two weeks ago and insists it is happy with the progress so far.
Three in four hospital interns take blood without gloves
A survey of medical interns in two of Dublin’s teaching hospitals reveals that just 26 per cent wear gloves when taking blood.