This section provides helpful internship tips to help you get the most out of your internship. Most people, at the beginning of their professional careers, engage in some form of internship opportunity. Occasionally, internships may be paid positions, but the large majority of them are unpaid, due to the lack of experience of the individual participating in the internship. Why would anyone work and not get paid? Because the learned experience gained in a particular field the applicant has no prior experience with is invaluable.
The function of an internship for the applicant is to open up experiences to a specific field of interest. you may ask, “How will I learn anything if all I am doing is fetching coffee and running errands?” Simply by the fact of being present within the daily circumstances of a particular job will provide you with exposure to a specific field that can help you decide your career direction.
The articles in this Career Series of tutorials will provide information on locating an internship, applying to internships, making your internship a success, taking your internship into the future of your employment and explain why it is essential to participate in a successful internship.