An internship is a great way for college students to get hands-on experience in their chosen field before they graduate.
“Internships serve a lot of different purposes for both the participant and the employer,” said Ricia Lasso, regional business specialist for the Idaho Department of Labor. “It gives them real-life, on-the-job experience so they can see if they’re interested in that type of work. It gives them an introduction to that particular company, and it introduces the company to potential people they can hire in the future.”
It’s also good for the student’s resume.
According to a 2012 Forbes article, those who participate in an internship had a seven out of 10 chance of being hired by the company where they interned.