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Is a period of unpaid work undertaken for personal development or to obtain experience that might be helpful in obtaining a job in a highly competitive field, such as the media. The legal status of interns is uncertain in the UK, and they may be covered by employment legislation that applies to workers, including the National Minimum Wage. Trade unions and others have expressed concern about the potential abuse of internships by unscrupulous employers, exploiting the career aspirations of young people to obtain unpaid labour.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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