JobBridge - The National Internship Scheme:
JobBridge, the National Internship Scheme provides work experience placements for interns for a 6 or 9 month period.
The aim of JobBridge is to assist in breaking the cycle where jobseekers are unable to get a job without experience, either as new entrants to the labour market after education or training or as unemployed people wishing to learn new skills. The initiative will give people a real opportunity to gain valuable experience to bridge the gap between study and the beginning of their working lives.
The initiative will provide for up to 8.500 work experience placements in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Interns will receive an allowance of €50 per week on top of their existing social welfare entitlement. This will be payable for the period of the internship by the Department of Social Protection.
The European Commission is providing co-funding to JobBridge for participants under 25 years. JobBridge is jointly backed by the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) and the European Social Fund (ESF) and Department of Social Protection on an equal funding basis. For the period 2015 - 2017 the allocation from each of the ESF and YEI is €11.2 m approx.
Queries relating to applications.
If you are thinking of taking on an Intern then please contact the JobBridge team by calling 046 9738080 or Freephone 1890 8000 24.