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Interns are Entitled to the Minimum Wage

Recently there has been a lot of negative comment in the press regarding the use of interns in the City of London and elsewhere.

Generally, an internship consists of an exchange of services for experience between the intern and an organisation. Interns can use an internship to determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts or gain worthwhile experience to put on their CV and whilst some interns find permanent, paid employment with the organisations for which they worked this is not guaranteed.

Used correctly an internship can be beneficial to both parties but all too often internees find that they get little or no real experience and are used as a form of cheap labour, particularly as many of

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