Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1524)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1524. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of unpaid internships issued and-or granted to persons to work in his Department over the past five years to 28 August 2019; the number of persons that took up unpaid internship roles in that timeframe; if his Department continues to offer unpaid internships; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36143/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department offers unpaid internships to assist applicants gain work experience in their area and to further their skills in seeking employment. Unpaid internships have been granted as follows:

Year

Number of Interns

2019 (to 28 August)

4

2018

1

2017

1

2016

1

2015

1