What are the Advantages and Benefits?
Students benefit from internships by gaining real-world work experience; something no amount of education can prepare them for. They may see some of their first professional successes via an internship. Furthermore, an internship may begin a relationship with a company that leads a student to employment there. If this doesn’t occur, a student still walks away from an internship having done significant resume building; assisting them in seeking future employment. Finally, if organized through their school, a student may gain college credit through an internship.
For the Employer
Employers benefit from internships because they’re able to test out new talent without taking the tremendous risk involved with bringing a new employee into a company on a full-time basis. Plus they tap straight into a stream of young employees; keeping their overall workforces’ skill-sets fresh. Further, employers are able to fill positions at low or no cost.