An internship is a short-term professional learning experience offered by a company or organization for a fixed period.
Internships began in the 11th century to help apprentices learn a trade. Today, there are an estimated 300,000 interns in the United States each year. Most Fortune 500 companies and jobs in the private sector pay interns. Fewer internships are unpaid or allow students to work for college credit.
The Benefits of Internships
Not only are internships a critical talent recruitment tool for employers, but they are also a stepping stone for people looking to launch their careers and decide where they might want to land.