Do you work as an unpaid intern for an MP or a political organisation - should you be paid?  Mark Watson offers some straightforward answers to the basic questions, in this article: Claiming your pay

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Ethical Internship guidelines by Demos

Info on types of internships by the interns network

The National Union of Journalists Work Experience Guidelines

Prospects Frequently asked questions

Most political internships are advertised on a little known, but well frequented site called

This looks like a good site for paid placements:

The Governments Graduate Internship scheme is called the Graduate Talent Pool.

It tells us that “Graduates already receiving Jobseekers Allowance for 6 months or more will be able to do an internship for up to 13 weeks alongside claiming an allowance and looking for work.” Good to know.

Milburn Report- Fair Access to the Professions

Milburn Report- Summary and Recommendations

Money Saving tips:

One contributor recommended we have a page with advice about making and saving money- until then- click here for some sound advice.  Watch this space for a new page with more ideas…

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