An "internship" (also called a "placement", "work placement" or "industrial
placement") is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees
(usually undergraduates or students) to work at a firm for a fixed, limited
period (usually between one week and 12 months). Internships may be part-time or
full-time - usually part-time during the university year and full-time during
the summer, winter or Easter holidays, when they typically last 4-12 weeks.
Placements are usually full-time, and take place irrespective of term time or
Internships offer students a period of practical experience in the industry
relating to their field of study. This experience is valuable to students as a
means of allowing them to experience how their studies are applied in the "real
world", and as work experience that can be highly attractive to potential
employers on a candidate's CV.
Who are Internee?
Interns are usually university students, or university graduates who have not
yet found employment. Interns are less frequently college students (under 18) or
older "career changers".
Why do Companies call for Internships?
In the short-term, internships provide employers with cheap (and sometimes
even free) labor, for what is usually low-level office based tasks, such as
photocopying, filing or report drafting.
Long-term, employers can use internships as an effective way of advertising
their graduate jobs and/or schemes to students. Graduate job surveys suggest
that almost half of all graduate employers hire at least 20% of their ex-interns
for graduate jobs and training schemes. It is highly likely that graduates will
return to the organization that hired them as an intern for full-time employment
after leaving university.
The prospect of hiring ex-interns after graduating is also very appealing to
employers because these graduates already understand the company and the job
they will be doing. Ex-interns require little or no training.
Why do People do in Internship?
Internships provide opportunities for prospective employees to gain
experience in a particular field or industry. determine if they have an interest
in a particular career, create a network of contacts, or gain university module
Interns may also have the possibility of putting themselves forward for
forthcoming opportunities for paid work, during their internship.
What do Internee achieve?
An intern is someone who works in a temporary position for an employer who
operates in an industry they are interested in working in. Unlike conventional
employment, internships have an emphasis on training, rather than employment
What About Salaries on Internships
An internship may be paid, unpaid or partially paid. Paid internships are
most common at engineering, legal,
accounting and finance),
medical, science, and advertising sectors. Internships in the media (radio,
television, print) and non-profit organizations are often unpaid.
Many employers in the highly sought after professions, such as TV and
politics, demand that graduate level job candidates undergo a period of unpaid
"work experience" before being able to get paid work. In most cases this "work
experience" is actually simply unpaid work and is contrary to the
regulations if unpaid. Such is the demand for this kind of work that very few
complaints are made about this, and so the practice continues albeit illegally.
Research About Internship
This is also sometimes known as a "Dissertation Internship". This is usually
undertaken by students that are in their last year of academic study. For a
research internship a student will undertake research for a particular company.
The company may have something that they feel they need to improve, or the
student may be able to choose a topic within the company themselves. The results
of the research study will need to be accumulated in to a formal report and
presented to the company and to the university institution the student is