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No more unpaid internships in Italy

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Like elsewhere in Europe, in Italy you will often begin your career with an internship.

Internships are usually unpaid, and they have earned a bad reputation, with interns complaining of being given menial tasks or no tasks at all, and receiving no training whatsoever. Hence the suspect: are internships considered a way to simply hire temporary workers without paying them ?

The controversial labor reform enacted by Mr. Mario Monti’s Government will now force enterprises to take internships more seriously. Unpaid internships will be no more allowed: the intern will be entitled to a 300 euros minimum monthly allowance.

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