Let’s start with what is done in France! To start, an intern can only claim the minimum wage from 2 months of internship. Besides, generally the longer the internship, the more you can hope to have a good salary or even just a salary abroad. The minimum amount of the gratuity of an internship in France is equivalent to 15% of the hourly social security ceiling, a figure modified each year which is used to calculate the amount of several social important link
. Thus in 2018, an internship of more than 2 months will be paid € 577.5 gross per month! On the other hand, with regard to the salary abroad, sorry but that doesn’t exist… On the other hand, our way of doing things has surely inspired some of our European neighbors because some of them have imposed a minimum wage on an internship but under certain conditions. If in some countries internships are not necessarily remunerated, it is because we consider that an internship trains students. However, several countries have nevertheless thought about this question to avoid that companies do not benefit too much from the advantages of hiring an intern. Thus, these countries distinguish 2 types of internship: an internship approved by the school which is a requirement in training and an internship at the initiative of the person (desire to gain experience, benefit from a short contract …). This last internship contract then benefits from a minimum remuneration given that the internship serves the company more than the intern.