Internships

An internship gives you the opportunity to work at a company to learn new skills and gain experience in a particular industry or job role.
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What is an internship?

An internship allows you to spend time in a company, to learn new skills and gain experience in a particular industry or job role. Think of an internship programme like a fixed period of work experience – this work experience gives you the opportunity to improve your understanding of a particular job or industry.

  • You can either shadow a professional, or work for a company.
  • Some internships are unpaid – particularly if competition is high.
  • You'll understand what a particular role is like, and gain real life work experience.

Things to consider

  • What do you want to get out of it?
  • Will you be paid or unpaid? Understand your situation from the start.
  • Competition for places is high, so you need to apply early.

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