What is an


An internship is a period of work experience provided to students by an organization for a limited period of time. Internships are usually completed by students and graduates looking to obtain relevant skills and experience in their desired field through work experience. Employers benefit from these internships as well because they have the opportunity to recruit employees from their highest-performing interns, who have known work ethics and skill sets, thus saving potential employers money and time in the long-term.

Internships refer to a similar experience apprenticeships for professions, trade, and vocational jobs. However, the lack of oversight and standardization within the internship process leaves the definition of an “internship” open to broad interpretation. Interns may be high school students, college and university students or post-graduate adults. These positions may be paid or unpaid.