During the internship

What happens if the intern wants to take time off?
A break in the internship for time off can be specified in the internship contract prepared by the Public Employment Service case worker, sometimes this goes though and sometimes not. If the intern wishes to have an extended period of leave during the internship, the internship contract must be terminated and a new internship decision made. The new contract will go into effect after the end of the extended leave.

Can we provide lunch?
Employers are permitted to provide lunch to the interns. If the employer provides lunch, this is considered a benefit for the intern. Since the employer is the issuer of the benefit, the employer must account for this in the form of a statement of income.

Can we pay for travel?
The employer may pay the intern for travel to and from the internship. If the employer pays travel expenses, this is considered a benefit for the intern. Since the employer is the issuer of the benefit, the employer must account for this in the form of a statement of income.

Is it possible to be compensated for the cost of travelling to interviews and commuting to an internship in another location?
Interns can receive compensation for travel to and from interviews. The intern should contact their case worker to apply for this compensation. Employers need to invite candidates to an interview in writing. This can then be presented when the candidate applies for compensation.

Can an internship be cut short?
The internship can be cut short if any of the parties involved (intern, employer, case worker at the Public Employment Service) so desires. There is no required period of notice to end an internship. It instead takes place when the parties involved have discussed it and reached an agreement.

Can an internship be extended?
Jobbsprånget cannot extend the internship period. If an employer or intern wants to extend the internship, this is a matter for discussion between the employer, the intern and the case worker at Arbetsförmedlingen. Jobbsprånget is happy to help by referring the intern and employer to the relevant case worker. A step-by-step guide on how to appy for an extension can be found here.