Internships allow for additional development of career and technical competencies. Internships are an essential way for today’s youth to experience the value of work, develop pride in work, and mature personally. Many communities have opportunities for students to intern in an industry or to work with some community organization addressing a particular problem or need of the business/industry sector.
Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations. develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in a number of related activities.
Possibilities are limited only by the imagination of the students, the staff, and the employment community, regardless of whether it is an unpaid or paid internship.