An internship is commonly a short period of work experience that is offered by an organization for a brief time, commonly around 16-20 weeks. Internships were originally tailored to medical graduates; however, internship opportunities have been opened to a multitude of careers in business, nonprofits, government agencies, and more.
Internships have benefits for both parties involved, the company and the student. The company can bring on low-risk help that can increase exposure to the business, introduce new talent and trends and reinforce leadership roles. Students who have been given an opportunity to be an intern are able to gain real-life experience in a career and opportunities for personal growth.
Internships bring undeniable benefits to all who are included, but as the saying goes, you only get out what you put in. It is also important to note the difference between paid and unpaid internships. Paid internships are shown to motivate interns more because of the incentive to be hard-working and produce end results. A study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that paid internships lead to full-time offers about 72% of the time compared to only 44% of unpaid internships.
Internships are not one-sided, though. The intern must be excited and motivated to learn, grow, and absorb information at all times, while the company must be willing and excited for a young individual to join the team. Employees have to be willing to help explain and give projects to the intern while at the same time, the intern must have strong communication skills to address questions, provide clarity in workload, and communicate what they wish to receive out of the opportunity.
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