Unpaid internships undermine the future of Italian youth

In March the European Commission revealed a proposal for directive and recommendation to regulate the EU internship legislation. Long-awaited, the move sets a way to enforce the interns’ rights but does not specifically ban unpaid internships.

In Italy, internships are one of the main ways to enter the work market, but most remain unpaid, which makes them inaccessible to most of the population. @vdnews_ita met Marta, who was forced to leave Milan and move to a cheaper city Padova to start an unpaid mandatory internship to take the state exam to become a psychologist.

@vdnews_ita is a Sphera Network member and this story is part of our “European Elections” series


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