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Mind the Gap

Many young people take a year out after school or university. Some spend that time serving a church, others join a gap year programme in the UK or abroad. But are these internships and gap years life-changing experiences or is it just glorified cheap labour?

A whistle-stop tour through the history of internships and gap years tells us a lot. ‘Intern’ popped up as a word during World War I and referred to doctors...

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