We are a group of young professionals, passionate about human and social rights and appalled by the current unfair and discriminatory conditions for young graduates.
We are from a generation for which internships became a compulsory intermediary step between studying and getting a job. We consider that unpaid internships can be either a door opener or an obstacle to the job market, depending on your personal financial resources.
That is why we believe that being an intern should not mean giving up all our basic social rights – such as getting a minimum living allowance.
We think it is time for all relevant stakeholders, especially employers, to assume their social responsibility on this issue. We urge everybody affected and involved in this vicious circle to stand up for our generation and call on employers to promote genuine equal opportunities policies when offering internship positions.