The CWA on "European Criteria for Quality Internships" defines terms and concepts related to internships, a quality framework for internships, quality criteria, and best practices.
The document is intended for companies, the public sector and other host organizations, individuals interested in or taking part in internships (either for students or non-students), higher education institutions, public authorities (including quality insurance agencies) and organizations working on quality for internships, etc.
This agreement intends to set quality criteria and guidelines for effective and quality internships (both during and outside of education, and at national and transnational level), to guide the concerned parties and to simplify the internship process for every type of structure. It presents recommendations, not requirements. Therefore, its character is voluntary.
This paper covers internships within the EQF (European Qualification Framework) level 5 and above and ISCED level 5 and above.
This work is the result of the SPRINT project based among others texts (see references) , on the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2019/1152 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union, OJ L 186, 11.7.2019, p. 105-121.