Common Best Practice Code for High-Quality Internships

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UK Code of Practice

The FWO presentation by Professors Andrew Stewart and Rosemary Owens of Adelaide University referred to a 2011 UK document UK-Best-Practice-Code-for-High-Quality-Internships

This common best practice code has been developed in response to the Final Report of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions. It describes the core elements required in order to obtain maximum benefit from internships for both interns and employers.

This common best practice code draws on the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) 2009 publication Internships that Work: a Guide for Employers. The Gateways to the Professions Collaborative Forum would like to express its appreciation to the CIPD for the use of this content in the creation of this document. The guide can be viewed at


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