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


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


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...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment

Keywords: Internship; Entry into working life; Transition from education and training to employment; Employability; Employment security; Working conditions; Mentoring

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

Physical description: vi, 33 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 129.710

ISSN: 1999-2939 (print), 1999-2947 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Luis Pinedo

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 133.199

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