When does a volunteer become an employee? When does work experience become work? And how do you define the term “intern”?
If those questions concern you, here are four people you need to meet:
Paul Jennings, a solicitor with Bates Wells & Braithwaite, says charities with interns could be at risk from employment law.
Solitaire Townsend of Futerra says a third of her staff started as interns but the sustainability communications firm is thinking of scrapping the scheme.
Fiona O’Cleirigh of the National Union of Journalists has helped former interns win big backdated minimum wage claims.
Lord Colville, the crossbench peer and former BBC producer, says reliance on interns can sap vitality from creative industries.
Come and meet them at a special event where social enterprises, charities and interns themselves will try to navigate a way through the ethical minefield.
Telling right from wrong is the easy bit. This event will navigate a route through the trickier ethical dilemmas. Can you afford not to be there?
When & Where
Amara Isis Change Initiative & HUB King's Cross
The Amara Isis Change Initiative is a methodology for working with individuals, companies and organisations. It supports you in inspiring and implementing change, giving you guidance and resources to achieve your goals.
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