Internships play a key role for young people’s integration into the labour market. They are essential in bridging the skills gap between education and work. However, a large portion of internships do not fulfil their purpose as they are badly or poorly designed. Many initiatives and legislations have sprung up around Europe to provide a quality framework and guarantee the professional development of interns. Nevertheless, proliferation of various quality frameworks leads to a lack of credibility and hinder the mobility of young professionals as different standards may apply in different countries; making it more difficult to easily identify quality internships.
CEN WS 95 will develop a quality framework for internships by mapping and comparing legislations related to internships in the EU member states and by identifying good practices to ensure the quality of an internship. Apprenticeships are excluded from the scope of this work.
You are kindly invited to use the commenting form when sending your comments to the WS secretary, Samantha Gognon Martinez.
Deadline: 10 October 2019.
The kick-off meeting and first plenary was held on 9 November 2018 in Brussels.
This workshop builds upon the results of the European project ‘SPRINT - Standardize best Practices about INTernships in the frame of the Erasmus + programme’. This standardization activity was created to disseminate the study results undertaken by SPRINT.