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Summer 2006 Vol. 50, Number 2

Internships: Previewing a profession



—NUTSHELL:
Sample a career through an internship? You bet! Here's why.


—SNIPPET:
An ounce of experience can be worth a ton of research—especially when it comes to exploring careers. Internships are one of the best ways to get that experience and to test a career choice. And later, when it’s time to get a job, internships attract employers.

Internships provide short-term, practical experiences for students, recent graduates, and people changing careers. Most internships are designed for college students, but many are open to high schoolers; others welcome career changers seeking exposure to a new field. 

This overview is geared toward college students. It discusses the who, where, which, and how of pursuing an internship.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2006