Providing quality internships: guidance for employers and interns

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills supported guidance on running high-quality internship programmes.



The Gateways to the Professions Collaborative Forum produced this updated code of best practice and guidance for employers. David Willetts provided the foreword. The code describes the core elements of a high-quality internship and explains how to maximise the benefits both for employers and for interns.

Intern Aware and Bournemouth University produced the related guide for interns and potential interns on behalf of the Forum, supported by BIS. The guide explains briefly what to expect from a high-quality internship, and what interns’ pay rights are.

BIS is working with the Forum to support and encourage actions by the professions themselves to remove barriers to professional careers, especially for people from disadvantaged groups.