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What is an internship?

What is an internship?

An internship is a period of practical experience in the industry relating to your field
of study. It is your opportunity to experience first-hand how your studies are applied
in a “real world” workplace setting.

Your internship should provide enough exposure to an occupation, industry or career field that enables you to make a more informed decision about your future career path.

Unlike employment, an internship has an emphasis on training. You will be working
under supervision to complete a specific project or task.

An internship either pays very little or nothing at all but there may be a reward at the end - a full-time job offer.  In any case, your work experience will be an attractive addition on your CV and for your future potential employers.

Why intern?

An internship is your golden opportunity to explore careers, to gain professional
experience, and to earn academic credit. In addition, internships give you an
opportunity to:

The Internship process

  1. Get started: determine the right internship for you and plan your schedule.
  2. Preparation and search.
  3. Apply for the vacant positions, contact potential employers asking for an internship opportunity.
  4. Decide on a position.
  5. Complete the necessary paperwork and assignments.
  6. Make the most of your internship experience.