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HMRC internal manual

National Minimum Wage Manual

Specific occupations & special groups: interns

For national minimum wage purposes there are no special rules in respect of interns (NMWM05315). Depending on the arrangements between the parties an intern can be either:

Interns are commonly engaged for short periods and may often be receiving some form of training (NMWM05320) and/or expenses. It is important to establish the actual arrangements in place.

If it is not clear whether a person in the role of an intern is a worker or not then it is necessary to establish their status (NMWM04000) for national minimum wage purposes.

An external website which provides guidance and advice for people who are thinking of working as interns in Parliament is: http://www.w4mp.org.

Interns are commonly advertised in the TV and Film Industry (NMWM06300). External information and advice is available for those considering interns in this area, such as through “Skillset” ().