Interns and outcomes: just how effective are internships as a bridge to stable employment?

New and emerging forms of 'non-standard' employment are coming to dominate young people's early labour market experiences. Amongst these, internships are increasingly becoming an integral part of the school-to-work transition. Yet little is known about their effectiveness in providing a bridge to longer term employment and/or employability. The paper builds on existing ILO work on contractual arrangements for young people undertaken by the Youth Employment Programme [report available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 129.710], and focuses on the impact of internships on young people's labour market exper ... Show more

Authors: O'Higgins, Niall; Pinedo Caro, Luis

Published: Geneva, Switzerland, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Office, 2018

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: vi, 33 p.

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