JobBridge is a new National Internship Scheme that will provide work experience placements for interns for a 6 or 9 month period. Interns will receive an allowance of €50 per week on top of their existing social welfare entitlement, and work hours will range from 30 – 40 hours per week (agreed between the volunteer and host organisation).
Eligibility for JobBridge
Currently in receipt of a live claim (Jobseekers Allowance/Jobseekers Benefit/Signing for Credits) on the live register. Have been in receipt of jobseekers benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or signing for Social Insurance Contribution Credits for a total of 3 month (78 days) or more in the last 6 months.
For guidelines on the Jobbridge scheme visit http://www.jobbridge.ie/toolkit/generalguidelines.pdf