Rights for Interns

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Below you will find the latest information about employment rights for interns. If you are currently doing an intership, or have previously completed one, why not download our Rights for Interns app? This app, available on iPhone and Android devices, will help yuu to work out how much money you're owed if you worked for free and to rate your iplacement.

The TUC Rights for Interns app has been produced by the TUC to provide interns with a convenient and accessible way of assessing the quality information about their employment rights.
06 December 2012
The TUC and the National Union of Students (NUS) are launching a new campaign today (Monday) calling for the fair treatment of interns. The event at TUC headquarters in central London will begin a year of campaign activity for fairer and better internships.
13 February 2012
Commenting on the publication today (Wednesday) of the Low Pay Commission's remit for 2011/12 by the Department for Business, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
08 June 2011
Commenting on proposals announced today (Monday) by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) that interns should be paid a £2.50 hourly wage, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “This proposal would allow unscrupulous employers to ignore the national minimum wage (NMW), since the concept of internships is not...
10 January 2011