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# internship - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge Want to work with We're hiring a paid intern Internship

# internship - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# internship - Monday 10 August, 2015

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.

# internship - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads

The headmaster said he was not attempting to fill vacancies and was not as familiar with the debates around the scheme as he should have been.

# internship - Sunday 12 April, 2015

‘Taking an unpaid position is a choice, but it’s certainly not an easy one’

I’m about to embark on an unpaid internship in the hopes that it will give me an edge in a competitive industry – but saying goodbye to a weekly paycheque isn’t easy.

# internship - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Fully-qualified solicitors doing a JobBridge? It's 'a joke'

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

# internship - Friday 20 March, 2015

Council libraries are using JobBridge for 'free labour', says Sinn Féin

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

# internship - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 trials and tribulations of being an intern Interns

10 trials and tribulations of being an intern

It’s nothing like The Devil Wears Prada.

# internship - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why

The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.

# internship - Saturday 21 February, 2015

'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits'

Almost four years on from the launch of the internship scheme, we’ve been asking participants about their experiences…

# internship - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge ... with some American inspiration

The party thinks too many employers abuse the current system.

# internship - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Hold on to your hats - a new incarnation of JobBridge is on the way

Two new schemes aimed at 18-25 year olds have just been launched

# internship - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Image magazine comes in for harsh criticism for unpaid PA internship

Duties include being the PA to the managing director, as well as front of house for clients.

# internship - Monday 10 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Paid Internship We're Hiring Paid Internship

We’re hiring for a paid internship position.

# internship - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: 'I'm not experienced enough to do an unpaid internship'

I need an internship to get job experience but, apparently, I need more experience to get even an unpaid internship. What can you do?

# internship - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Column: I've entered the Church of Burton ... Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern

After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.

# internship - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

# internship - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 12 Years of Job Bridge nails the experience of every intern ever Working 9 To 5

12 Years of Job Bridge nails the experience of every intern ever

“From acclaimed minister, Joan Burton T.D.”

# internship - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Sligo has the highest rate of people on JobBridge right now

0.35 per cent of the population within the age limits for the scheme are currently taking part.

# internship - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

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.

# internship - Saturday 3 August, 2013

These interns made some terrible mistakes

From interns who embarrassed their boss to interns who just embarrassed themselves, there have been many entry-level workers who were quickly shown the door.

# internship - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave

I was offered a job abroad and even though I had no family or friends there, I had to take it, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.

# internship - Monday 17 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# internship - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

JobBridge: 3 out of 5 interns secure paid employment

However, the report said that there is a need for enhanced support mechanisms to reduce the number of people not completing internships.

# internship - Monday 22 October, 2012

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.

# internship - Saturday 30 June, 2012

17-year-old takes up Facebook job offer

The teenager wowed executives at Facebook with her knowledge of mobile app development.

# internship - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Plans to extend JobBridge to people with disabilities confirmed

The Minister for Social Protection has said plans to extend the National Internship Scheme to people claiming Disability Allowance should be revealed in the coming weeks.

# internship - Friday 9 March, 2012

Employment scheme aims to 'keep people close to labour market', says minister

Joan Burton says unemployed professionals will be expected to take up reasonable job offers.

# internship - Monday 27 February, 2012

JobBridge has provided 5,000 internships since its launch - Taoiseach

The government’s National Internship Scheme, launched last June, aims to give workplace experience to people on the live register.

# internship - Thursday 12 January, 2012

TDs: 'JobBridge interns could help us do our jobs' JobBridge This post contains a poll

TDs: 'JobBridge interns could help us do our jobs'

Both TDs and Oireachtas committees say they need extra personnel – and have asked that JobBridge interns be considered.

# internship - Thursday 5 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Careers clinic: How I got an internship with a social media campaign Careers This post contains videos

Careers clinic: How I got an internship with a social media campaign

Irish student Stephen Cleary has just earned a place at Adidas’s marketing HQ in Amsterdam thanks to his social media campaign.

# internship - Friday 16 September, 2011

Tesco stands behind JobBridge advert Job Bridge This post contains images

Tesco stands behind JobBridge advert

The supermarket giant came under fire after placing an ad for internships at a number of it stores.

# internship - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Aer Lingus defends internship position for ‘Air Safety Assistant’

The airline said the role advertised under the government’s JobBridge scheme would not involve overseeing safety practices.

# internship - Saturday 13 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge US rapper incites Twitter followers to jam police phone lines The Game

US rapper incites Twitter followers to jam police phone lines

The Game tweeted the LA sheriff’s department’s phone number, and police were then flooded with calls. A criminal investigation has now been launched.

# internship - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Poll: Is it right to offer unpaid internships? Internship This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it right to offer unpaid internships?

As the government launches a new internship programme, we’re asking what you think of unpaid placements.

National internship scheme offers thousands of placements for unemployed

Participants get a small weekly payment and can retain their social welfare entitlements.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# internship - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Team Sheen seeks winning intern Winning

Team Sheen seeks winning intern

Actor Charlie Sheen is advertising for an eight-week internship on his social media team. Interested applicants must have tigerblood.