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What is an internship?

An internship is a work-related learning experience for individuals who wish to develop hands-on work experience in a certain occupational field. Most internships are temporary assignments that last approximately three months up to a year.

An internship is an excellent way to determine if the industry and the profession is the best career option to pursue. Interns not only gain practical work experience in a field that they intend to pursue but also build experience in international platforms.

Internships help individuals to combine theory with practical work experience; help develop professional work habits; provide an understanding of corporate cultures, gives an opportunity to analyze international business settings, offer platforms to compare differences in work styles.

Internships may present a potential for an offer of full time employment. International work experience is the most beneficial advantage that can be acquired by completing an internship. For students or recent graduates, having this work experience on their resume can be the best way to get a foot in the door. This can result in more job offers as compared to individuals who lack work experience. With globalization, more and more, employers are looking for individuals who have an international background, and that is where the advantage comes in.

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