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Expressions of Interest for the Internship Development Programme

In Budget 2011 the Government announced that it would be introducing an Internship Development Programme specifically aimed at those who are at least 3 months unemployed.

Under this programme participants will be offered a 12 month placement with host organisations. In addition, participants will undertake certified education and training which will aim to improve their skills and competencies. The Government has made provision for up to 5,000 places to be supported under this programme.  The programme is open to companies in the Private, Commercial Semi-State and Community/Voluntary Sector (host organisations). The criteria for becoming a host organisation includes a requirement that a company must have a minimum of 1 full time employee and has not made any person redundant in the last three months.  Under the criteria of the programme it is proposed that host organisations who participate in the programme will contribute €150 per week per intern.

Expressions of Interest can be submitted from qualifying enterprises who wish to offer internships under this programme by clicking here.