4 Jul, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Internships: stop exploitation!

4 Jul, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

As a first step into the professional world, internships are often a necessity for young people and students. Between precariousness and risks of abuse, this contract deserves clarification.

The duration of an internship can vary from a few days to several months. It enables trainees to enter the world of work and acquire practical training. Remuneration depends on the type of internship. It must not, however, become a form of voluntary work.

This article covers the following topics

  • the notion of internship 
  • distinction from volunteer work 
  • remuneration of internships 
  • types of unpaid internships 
  • employment contracts not governed by a collective employment contract 
  • internship remuneration subject to social security contributions

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