Bell Pottinger, FleishmanHillard and Good Relations sign up to intern campaign

Bell Pottinger, FleishmanHillard and Good Relations are the latest agencies to commit to paying interns the national minimum wage, by signing up to the PRCA and PRWeek intern campaign.

Francis Ingham: Intern campaign gains momentum
Francis Ingham: Intern campaign gains momentum

The intern campaign was launched by the PRCA and PRWeek in 2011, with the aim of ending the practice of unpaid internships.

The new additions, including in-house teams from Accenture and John Lewis, bring the number of agency and in-house organisations to 31.

The total number of organisations that are committed to paying interns the national minimum wage or more is 138.

Francis Ingham, PRCA director general, said: "We are pleased to welcome these organisations to our important campaign. We want to make sure that our industry is recruiting the brightest people but we cannot do so if young people are forced to undertake unpaid internships they cannot afford."

As part of the campaign, the PRCA listed all agency and in-house organisations that pay their interns at least the national minimum wage, in order to make students and graduates aware of the agencies that provide fair payment for their services. The full list can be found here.

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