An internship is a position within an organization that provides students with a professional-level training experience and/or gives them the opportunity to explore a specific career.
Internships happen year-round: during the fall or spring semester, over winter break, or during the summer. During the academic semester, students can go on internship full or part-time while also taking classes. Unlike a part-time job, an internship has a career focus and includes learning objectives. Students bring the knowledge they have learned in the classroom and apply this knowledge to the internship experience where they gain skills and further understanding of the industry. The workplace supervisor provides guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process. The employer also provides an evaluation at the end of the internship.