Internship and Placement

What is an internship?

An internship or work placement is an important opportunity to gain working experience in a particular career area. There are generally two types of internship that are available, namely:

  • Internships done while still studying in university, paid or unpaid;
  • Internships done after graduating from university before securing a job/career, paid or unpaid.

For the purpose of this article, we will be focusing on the first type – internship while still studying in university. Most of us enter university with the intention of narrowing down our scope of interests which will hopefully bring us closer to what we want to pursue career-wise.

It is true that the knowledge you learn from courses taken within the degree/postgraduate programmes in university can help prepare for a future career in a specific field. However, the impact is not as lasting and as strong as learning from experience.