As part of the autonomous dialog, social partners have initiated works aimed at preparing a document with recommendations regarding the quality of internships in the open job market. Recommendations will be accompanied by good practices implemented by Polish employers, as well as suggestions of legislative solutions.
The inspiration for such a document will be the Polish Internship Quality Framework, available here (in Polish).
We encourage you to share any comments on the document and related issues, as well as to share your experiences, good practices or suggestions for changes in legislation pertaining to internships. Your voice could serve as a valuable contribution to the discussion on the final form of the recommendations which will be presented by Polish social partners – employers’ organizations and trade unions.
If you have any questions and comments, direct them to Monika Zaręba, e-mail: or tel.: (22) 518 87 59.
The problem of skills gap is a serious threat for growth and the development of competitive advantage which, is shaped by the efficiency of human resources management, particularly in light of the increased tempo of technological growth and the dynamics of socioeconomic changes (including a.o. demographic trends). In order to respond to these challenges, social partners have embarked on creating a common document, motivated by concern for the high quality of internships, which provide companies with adequately qualified employees and help young people move from education to the labour market.
The resulting document will be non-binding, but it is not out of the question that “soft” recommendations will be accompanied recommendations for legislative solutions.
The initiative is an element of implementing the "Framework Plan for Youth Employment”, elaborated by European social partners and published in June 2013.