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Each intern receives a grant from the respective District Employment Office paid under the agreement they have concluded with their employer.


Disabled people who are unemployed or look for a job can benefit from the possibility to intern funded by PFRON (or other entities such as the Labour Fund).  

This kind of internships are organized by district employment offices which redirect candidates to those employers who declared themselves willing to organize internships.

A vocational internship can take 1-12 months. Its duration depends on the employer, age of the intern and their registration status in the respective employment office. The amount of the grant corresponds to 120% of the current unemployment benefit. A person who becomes an intern does not lose its “unemployed” or “looking for a job” status.

Each internship follows a programme defined by the employer and implemented in the workplace.

Each disabled intern is entitled to 2 days off after every 30 days of internship. In the last month, the employer has to award them with their remaining days off before the end of the internship.

Interns with severe or moderate disabilities work no more than 7 hours a day and 35 hours a week, which constitutes full time work. There are exceptions to this rule: either shift work or cases when an occupational medicine physician agree for more hours of work.