An internship is typically work experience that is career-related. Internships can be paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, and can take place off-campus or on-campus. Summer internships are the most popular, but some students intern during the fall and spring semesters.
Why complete an internship?
Internships offer a way to try a career and gain exposure in your field of interest while in college. Many students have a hard time choosing between different career options, and an internship is a way to help you decide if you will like a career.
Internships allow you to gain relevant experience and skills. Having an internship that is related to your career path can often count as “years of experience” when you apply for a job. You will stand out from other candidates because you will probably need less training than someone without any internship experience.
Networking is still the number one way people obtain jobs. By completing an internship in your field, you will meet people that can give you advice and assistance when you graduate.
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