NUJ to update work experience/intern guidelines

A new set of guidelines will soon be launched for news and media organisations that take interns and work experience students.

The guidelines, designed by the National Union of Journalists and industry training organisation Skillset, will be a guide for employers to protect young journalists from exploitation. The two groups have re-evaluated previous guidelines from 2007 in response to a rise in the number of graduates who feel compelled to work for little or no wage.

“While most people we raise this with recognise the problem exists, most are surprised by the extent to which major media organisations are relying on free labour,” said NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear last year.

A sentiment many readers of this site will agree with.

1 Response to “NUJ to update work experience/intern guidelines”

  1. 1 Mel 02/16/2010 at 8:38 pm

    Having graduated, I presume you all have brains. Instead of searching for non-existant jobs, or jobs where there are 500 applicants for each position advertised, why not take responsibility for your own future.
    If you are ambitious and hard working I can show you how you can start earning immediately, working from home, and if you want, you can build a business that will give you an income you cannot stop. We are British, almost 87 years old and part of a FTSE 250 company. This is a business opportunity NOT a job and there is a small investment required, (most people are in profit in the first month.
    You have nothing to lose. People from ALL walks of life are earning many thousands of pounds per month with us. Leave your details at for free information.

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