For those who haven’t heard about it, I’m delighted to announce a new collection of essays on Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience, co-published by Edward Elgar and the International Labour Organization, as part of the ILO Future of Work series. Also published in hard copy, the book is freely available electronically at https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781800885035/9781800885035.xml
Co-edited by the ILO’s Niall O’Higgins and my Adelaide Law School colleagues Rosemary Owens and Anne Hewitt, this groundbreaking book brings together established and emerging scholars in labour law, employment relations and labour economics from Europe, the United States, South Africa and Australia to discuss he growing phenomenon of internships and the policy issues they raise. It presents important new research on the use and benefits of such arrangements, considers how various countries around the world are meeting the challenge of ensuring decent work for interns – and suggests what more needs to be done to meet that objective, at a time when the ILO is considering the adoption of new international labour standards on apprenticeships and other training arrangements.
Professor Andrew Stewart
Adelaide Law School