Job vs. Internship
Internships aren't just the stomping ground for bright-eyed
college students hoping to add luster to their law school
applications. No matter what your field, internships can mean
the difference between jumpstarting your dream job and joining
the rest of the hordes funneling resumes through the human
Internships come in all shapes and sizes, but the basics
of a good internship are the same: a temporary position with
a company where the intern is given a variety of tasks designed
to introduce her to the workings of the company, interact
with employees, polish her skills, and prepare for a permanent
Formal or informal, paid or unpaid, yearlong or weeklong,
good internships have several advantages
that make them an attractive alternative when the ideal full-time,
permanent job is not an option.
Just like any job, though, some internships aren't worth
the gas you pay to get to the office, and even the best positions
do have disadvantages.
The best way to maximize the likelihood of a positive experience
is to ask questions before
you sign on.
There are many online resources for internship listings, including: