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Professional accounting body ACCA Ireland is calling on the Government to clamp down on unpaid internships. 

The financial institution is suggesting that Ireland introduce measures similar to those adopted in the UK in an effort to reduce the number of students working for free. 

ACCA Ireland have also called on businesses to take responsibility in ensuring that their programmes do not "unfairly discriminate" against students from low and middle income families by paying their interns minimum wage or above. 

They note that, for many, entry into certain sectors such as accountancy, journalism, law and engineering still requires a period of unpaid work, meaning only those with another means of financial support are able to make their way onto the career ladder. 

Aidan Clifford, Technical Director at ACCA Ireland claims unpaid internships are acting as a barrier to social mobility.

 “Unpaid internships limit the pool of talent available to a company. A wealthy parent is not a good indicator of the abilities of their child.

“When a company’s customers can come from all walks of life, having the majority of staff coming from one single socio-economic group adversely affects their business.

“It is better for a company to recruit the best and not just those with wealthy parents, and a paid internship programme is an effective means of helping achieve this."

He went on to stress how many young people feel unfairly treated and recommended that companies be sent guidelines which they must adhere to. 

"The Irish Government should consider measures taken in the UK which has seen HMRC sending out guidelines on the obligations of paying interns the minimum wage and setting up enforcement teams to tackle offending companies.

“ACCA guidance is that employers should provide adequate remuneration, set reasonable timelines at the outset and structure programmes to fairly offer training on the job without replacing a full-time employee.”


If you're looking for a job with a little more magic than  most, we've got you sorted. 

The Walt Disney Studios are looking for a intern based in their Dublin offices, so sprinkle some fairy dust on the C.V. 

The job is with Disney's marketing and publicity team, so you'll be helping to build the brand's image. 

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The job spec is pretty exciting – 12 months of working closely with the team to communicate Disney's message to the Irish media and public. 

 Here's what the job listing describes as essential criteria for a candidate:

  • MUST be an undergraduate returning to full time education
  • MUST have the right to work in Ireland.
  • Be studying towards a related degree e.g. related Marketing, Media or Business based degree.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good at prioritising and a natural ability to tackle various admin duties
  • A passion for Marketing
  • A knowledge of the film & entertainment industry.

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Applicants must also be creative, be a critical thinker, have excellent research skills and be up to scratch on the inner workings of digital and traditional media. 

The deadline for applications is April 3, so apply here ASAP.


A lot of things spring to mind when we think of interns. Coffee runs, crazy hours, low pay.

Well, not at Facebook.

The social media giant has turned that idea on its head and are paying their interns a mouth-watering monthly wage.

Glassdoor have complied a list of the best paid intern in the US at the moment the results are far from what we expected.

Warning: You’re going to want to quit your job and give Mark Zuckerberg a ring after reading this.

Tech giants, Apple, Google and Microsoft offer intern a generous pay packet, but it was Facebook that came out on top with a whopping $8,000 per month.


Yep. Per month.

That works out at somewhere around €7,319 in case you're wondering.

Here’s the full list of the companies you’ll now be dying to work for:

Facebook – $8,000/ €7,319

Microsoft – $7,100/ €6,496

Salesforce – $6,450/ €5,901

Amazon – $6,400/ €5,855

Apple – $6,400/ €5,855

Bloomberg – $6,400/ €5,855

Yelp – $6,400/ €5,855

Yahoo – $6,080/ €5,562

VMware – $6,080/ €5,562

Google – $6,000/ €5,489

We’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.

But let’s be real, it probably never will. 



We’d have thought a whole heap of graduates and fashionistas-in-the-making would give up their Hermes bag to nab an internship with The Row.

But it seems that one disgruntled former employee is less than happy with her lot.

Indeed, Shahista Lalani is suing Dualstar, the parent company run by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen which also oversees The Row – for wage theft.

Now a designer herself, Shahista also reckons that around 40 past and present interns are in her position: overpaid and underworked.

A graduate of the prestigious Parsons School Of Design in Manhattan, she worked under The Row’s head technical designer for five months.

“She was very demanding,” Ms Lalani recalled. “I was doing the work of three interns. I was talking to her all day, all night. Emails at nighttime for the next day, like 10pm.”

Ms Lalani even claimed she was hospitalised for dehydration because of the job’s demands: the 29-year-old stated that she worked in 38C New York summer heat, carrying “like 50lbs worth of trench coats”.

The Canadian native also said she put in 50-hour weeks “inputting data into spreadsheets, making tech sheets, running personal errands for paid employees, organising materials, photocopying, sewing, pattern cutting, among other related duties”.

“You’re like an employee, except you’re not getting paid. They’re kind of mean to you.

“Other interns have cried. I’d see a lot of kids crying doing coffee runs, photocopying stuff,” Ms Lalani furthermore claimed.

And while she never worked directly for the Olsens, both 29, she said she saw them occasionally at meetings.

“They’re really nice people,” she said. “They were never mean to anyone. They’re business people.”

Former child-stars the Olsens launched The Row, named as an homage to the precision of Savile Row tailoring, in 2004 with a simple white t-shirt. 

The label now turns over tens of millions annually creating uber-expensive, high-end clothing and accessories.