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8Non-employment relationships

8.2 Internships without the statutory employment rights at companies

There are a number of cases in which a person can carry on activities at a company without such activities being treated as employed work:

  • External academic placements for university students, defined as training completed by university students and supervised by their universities, with a view to enabling students to apply and supplement the knowledge acquired in their academic training.
  • Internships without the statutory employment rights at companies or business groups that enter into agreements with the Public Employment Service, aimed at young people (between 18 and 25 years of age) who, due to their lack of work experience, have difficulty finding employment. These internships can be taken by people in the above age group who have not had an employment relationship or other type of work experience of more than three months in the same activity, and may last between three and nine months. Interns will receive a grant from the company of at least 80% of the monthly Public Multi-Purpose Income Indicator (IPREM) in force at any given time (in 2023 the monthly IPREM amounts to €600 per month).

A new Scholarship Statute is to be drawn up in relation to the internships envisaged in official study plans.