Internships are like an apprenticeship for professional careers. Therefore it is like a type of on the job training that can be paid or unpaid and is usually for a set period of time. Traditionally the placements are mainly accessed by undergraduate or postgraduate students as a way of obtaining work experience. However, they are now becoming an increasingly popular option for those taking a career break.
As a result it enables a ‘try before you buy’ way of testing out a new career! The great thing about internships is that they are offered internationally, so you can often combine on the job training with travel. Finally, this type career learning really enhances your CV whilst making the most of your career break.
Typically they are year long placements that allow enough time to elapse to see if the internship is the right career option. Consequently it allows employee’s to see if the intern is the right fit for the job. A high proportion of internship placements turn into full time job opportunities. Therefore, it is wise to do back ground research into the internship placement with a prospective employer to establish if they are a company that meets career aspirations.
Searching our internships section of the site will give you an idea of what’s available; from media to medicine an internship could be the perfect foothold into your new career.