Intern Support Extended for 3 Years


As per Presidential Decision No. 42, dated 15 August 2018, Government support for employers of interns is extended until 2020-2021 (included) school year.

As is known apprentices, candidate apprentices and students in vocational high schools, and students having vocational and technical training in the universities or higher education institutions who are in the scope of compulsory internship are paid 30% of net minimum wage (excluding MLA), and employer of these interns are receiving government support.

All interns, regardless of the number of personnel in the workplace, will be receiving monthly 435,27 TRY (30% of net minimum wage-excluded minimum living allowance, which is 1.450,90 TRY).


Government support will be provided according to number of personnel in the work place as shown below:

  • In the workplaces that have less than twenty personnel 2/3 of the wage (minimum payable). (1.450,91* % 30 *2/3 ) = 290,18 TRY.
  • 1/3 of the wage (minimum payable) in the workplaces that have twenty or more personnel. (1.450,91* % 30 *1/3 ) = 145,09 will be by Unemployment Fund.

It should be bear in mind that above said support is provided for compulsory interns who are having internship compulsorily within the determined periods as a requirement of their school or occupation. Employment processes and SSI transactions of such trainees will be conducted by their school at the start of the internship. They will be insured only in the scope of short term insurance branches.

Support is not applicable to optional interns who are not obliged to undergone internship by their school, but wish to learn their occupation and gain experience by means of working in companies. These interns have the same status with the regular employees as regard to SSI applications, i.e. their social security premiums must be paid by employer.

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