Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience

This groundbreaking book examines the growing phenomenon of internships, and the policy issues that they raise, during a time when internships or traineeships have become an important way of transitioning from education into paid work.

Featuring contributions from established and emerging scholars in a range of disciplines, the book considers how various countries around the world are meeting the challenge of ensuring decent work for interns, and what more needs to be done to realise that objective. Additionally, the case for new forms of regulation to minimize or prevent the exploitation of interns is explored, against the background of a possible new international labour standard.

Co-published with Edward Elgar Publishing