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Introduction to Internships: Chapter Summary
Trying to find a job after you graduate when you don't have any experience can be a difficult task. Completing an internship can be a great way to get practical experience and get your foot in the door. Let our trained guidance counselors and academic advisors help you understand the benefits of internships and find one that suits your goals. This chapter covers:
You're considering undertaking an internship but aren't sure when would be the right time to start. In this chapter, we describe what an internship is and go over your options for completing one. Learn what factors to consider when deciding on the best time for you to complete an internship.
Reasons to complete an internship
Maybe you're familiar with internships but aren't sure why anyone would want to complete one. Let us introduce you to the benefits of internships and explain how they could assist you in meeting your career goals. Find out how an internship could help you gain useful skills in your chosen field, enhance your resume, earn college credit and possibly even earn some extra money.
Paid vs. unpaid internships
When it comes to internships, not all offer paid compensation. We'll compare and contrast paid and unpaid internships and let you know what to consider when deciding between them.
Resources for finding internships
If you've decided that you want to complete an internship, where should you go about looking for one? Find out how to research the industry you want to go into and potential employers. Our experienced guidance counselors show you how to check databases and use other web resources to locate internships.
When searching for internships, you don't need to confine yourself to your local area or even to your home country. The lessons in this chapter introduce you to the benefits of international internships and let you know what you need to consider when deciding if an international internship is right for you.
1. What Is an Internship? - Definition & Characteristics
You've heard of an internship, but aren't sure what it is or if it is right for you. This lesson explains what an internship is, how it is scheduled, and the benefits of participating in an internship program.
2. The Benefits of Internships
Are you considering an internship, but aren't sure if it's worth the time or effort? There are many benefits of internships and this lesson will outline how an internship can benefit you.
3. Paid Versus Unpaid Internships
It's that exciting time - time to choose an internship. Learn the benefits of paid versus unpaid internships and how an internship can help with your education and future employment.
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