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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 15:43
Report: Multicultural students often discriminated against
Multicultural students, students with at least one parent of a non-Dutch background, are discriminated against during their internship. This is according to Laurens Simonse, director of internship mediation organization StudentenBureau, based on figures from the National Internship Monitor, Metro reports. The annual survey shows that multicultural students on average get a lower internship wage and have to send more applications before being accepted. They also often get a lower final mark. About 52 percent of multicultural students have to send more than 6 letters of applications before being placed at an internship, compared to 38 percent of other students. Internship Companies give multicultural students an average score of 7.5, compared to 7.8 for other students. Interns receive an average of 275 euros per month - multicultural interns receive 14 euros less on average. "It is regrettable to note that the name you wear and how you look still plays a role even in 2015", Simonse said to Metro. "Ethnicity doesn't play a role in the learning process. Unfortunately we still come across too many companies that won't give people with a multicultural background a chance and measure them on double standards."