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JobBridge National Internship Scheme

Since Monday 15th August 2011, the JobBridge National Internship Scheme has been extended to include Sole Traders as eligible to participate as host organizations.  JobBridge provides up to 5,000 work experience placements of 6 or 9 months for unemployed individuals in organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.  Applications for internships will be accepted from 1st July 2011 until 30th June 2013.  Participants on the National Internship Scheme will receive, through the Department of Social Protection, a single allowance (Internship Allowance) consisting of €50 per week on top of their equivalent existing social welfare entitlements. No employer top up contributions will be allowed.

Full details are on www.jobbridge.ie.