Thank you Ms Mogherini, but we need concrete steps on funding and fairness

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Global Intern Coalition statement on EU High Representative Mogherini’s response to EU Ombudsman ruling against unpaid internships in EEAS delegations After a long battle and protests from interns, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini has responded to the EU Ombudsman’s demand that unpaid traineeships in EU external delegations must end. The Global Intern Coalition, along with its member organisations and partners (see list below), welcomes this acknowledgment that unpaid traineeships are damaging and unfair. In a positive first step, High Representative Mogherini agrees that there are concerns about discrimination, and announces plans to request new funding and create a paid traineeship […]

Geneva | Feb 20 Global Interns Strike

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It is time to demand equal access to fair, quality, paid internships! On 20th February 2017, the UN day for Social Justice, young people across the world will come together to say NO to the exploitative and exclusionary practice of unpaid internships. Coordinated by the Global Intern Coalition, decentralised actions will take place in a range of cities. We will demand that employers and leaders ensure quality intern opportunities are paid and accessible to all – regardless of their socioeconomic background. Geneva Action: The March of the Missing + Evening Discussion Here in Geneva, we will be carrying out an […]