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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 April 2022

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Questions (592)

Holly Cairns

Question:

592. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if her Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under her remit facilitate internships by students engaged in full-time or part-time further and higher education courses; if so, the number of interns her Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under her remit accept annually; if any or all of these interns receive remuneration of any kind; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20016/22]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

 I am advised my Department is involved in facilitating and administrating the following Internships and schemes, details of which are set out in the table below.

With regard to the Agencies under my Department’s remit, this is an operational matter for the respective Agencies.  In that context, I will forward your question to the relevant Agencies and bodies, under the aegis of my Department, and request them to respond directly to you on the matter. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.   

Internships

Internships facilitated by students engaged in fulltime or part-time further and higher education course

Number of Interns accepted annually

Remuneration 

The Office of An Coimisnéir Teanga

Two third level Irish language interns on work placements facilitated, one in 2021 and one in 2022.

1 intern annually (12 week placement)

Weekly salary based on the first point of the Clerical Officer pay scale.

Temporary Communications Internship, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Commemorations Unit)

Six month paid temporary communications internship recruited. 

1 intern for six months placement during 2021  

Weekly salary based on the first point of the Clerical Officer pay scale

The Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) Internship Programme, Department of Public Enterprise and Reform (DPER)

This DPER programme allows students from both Undergraduate and Masters level programmes to work alongside IGEES staff on various projects across all government Departments. 

The Department is in the process of recruiting 2 interns for summer 2022 (12 week placement).

Weekly salary based on the first point of the Temporary Clerical Officer pay scale

Internship Scheme in European Union Institutions

The Department administers this scheme in co-operation with the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Council, the Committee of the Regions and the Publications Office.  This scheme is focused on the provision of opportunities for graduates to acquire work placements in the special subject field of translation and proof-reading.  

2021 – 7 interns 

 

10 internships offered annually (10 month placement)

Weekly salary based on the first point of the Temporary Clerical Officer pay scale

Question No. 593 answered with Question No. 589.
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