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Departmental Work Experience

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid graduate internships his Department has awarded in each of the last six months. (281512)

The Department of Communities and Local Government has not awarded any paid or unpaid graduate internships in the last six months.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many interns work in his Department; what terms of reference apply to their appointment; what remuneration they receive; and how long on average an intern appointment lasts. (286826)

The Department for Communities and Local Government currently has 12 interns working in the Department. Details of the different terms of reference, remuneration and the length of the appointment on offer are set out as follows.

Cabinet Office interns

There are four interns from this programme. All are on a training contract, with remuneration of £24,951 per annum (pro rata). The placements last on average six weeks.

Government economics interns

There are two interns from this programme. All are on causal contracts, with remuneration of £22,540 per annum (pro rata). The placements last on average six weeks.

Government legal interns

There are six interns from this programme. All are on causal contracts, with remuneration of £180 per week. The placements last two weeks.