The Basics About Internships

An internship isn't just any temporary job. It can be a bridge to your life's work or an experiment in a career that interests you. Maybe you've heard a lot about them from parents, counselors or a co-worker who used one to transition from another field. You might be wondering, "What's in it for me?"

If you've got questions about whether interning is the right way to achieve your career goals, this is the place to start. We'll begin with the basic definition and move to answer many of the most common questions people have about taking on the role of the intern.

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What Is an Internship?

Getting Course Credit

Externship vs Internship

The Changing Role of the Intern

Interning on a Modest Budget