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The Netherlands: Ethnic minority students find it harder to get internships


Friday 29 April 2011

Half of ethnic minority students looking for a work experience placement suspect their origins affect their chances and one in five has direct experience of racism, according to an annual survey on internships.

Some students even change their names in application letters in order to improve their chances, the survey shows.

Nevertheless, some 65% of ethnic minority students with an internship are offered other opportunities within the same company, compared with 56% of the ethnic Dutch.

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