Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1865)

Catherine Murphy


1865. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of unpaid internships issued and or granted to persons to work in her Department over the past five years to 28 August 2019; the number of persons that took up unpaid internship roles in that timeframe; if her Department continues to offer unpaid internships; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36147/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

My Department has not issued or granted unpaid internships over the past five years.

My Department runs two annual internship programmes which are advertised in participating colleges. Up to nine interns are assigned to the Information Systems Internship Programme and up to four are assigned to the Data Science/Statistics Internship Programme. The programmes run for six and nine months respectively and the interns are assigned at the Executive Officer grade.