The National Internship Programme (Jobbridge) is a job initiative programme published in 2011.

The aim of Jobbridge is to keep unemployed people close to the labour market, provide them with the opportunity to gain work experience and thereby increase their employability and to facilitate employers contributing to the national activation agenda by providing internships.

Those participating in the scheme through the Department of Social Protection will receive a weekly €50 top up on their existing social welfare entitlements.

Further information relating to Jobbridge can be found here.