What is Internship?
- It is a job opportunity offered from company to students.
- Duration can be from one week to 12 months.
- It can be for part time positions or entry level positions.
- Usually part-time if offered during a university semester and full-time if offered during the summer.
- It can be paid or unpaid based on the efficiency.
Cheap (and sometimes even free), for what is usually low-level office based tasks, such as assistants, filing or report drafting.
Long-term, an effective way of advertising their graduate jobs and/or entry level jobs to students.
- After Graduation hiring
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.
- Paid Internships
Paid internships are most common at engineering, legal firms, accounting and finance, technology, medical, science, and advertising sectors.
- Unpaid Internships
Many employers in the highly preferred 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.
- Research Internship
A research internship (also sometimes known as a dissertation internship) 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.