The Role of Internships in the Professional Sphere

1 Nov, 2011  |  Written by  |  under internship update, Small Business


As the popularity of internships shifts into a happening trend of the twenty-first century, it is easy to ask:  What exactly is the role of an internship in today’s society?

In the past, some have held intern positions as a trial before entering a company in order to train in a particular profession and to gain invaluable experience.  With the increase of degree programs requiring internship experience for graduation, it is natural to assume this movement serves a greater purpose.  In fact, internships are growing because of the benefits which extend not only to the intern but the business and overall labor force, as well.

Interning for InternProfits has allowed me to research the predominant issues caused by a dwindling labor force and how unemployment has remained at a critical level throughout America in recent days.  The source of jobs for entry level positions is lacking, and it is becoming difficult for graduates to secure a position fresh out of college.  The experience required cannot be found without an opportunity for practical and professional learning.  Yet, businesses are suffering from economic crisis just the same.

It seems the only solution for both issues is to create a system that solves the pitfalls of unemployment and economic strife by training interns in how to complete real work that is valued by both the intern and the business.  With this mutually beneficial system through InternProfits, I have gained confidence in my own professional skills and have provided my own ideas to help new projects along the way.  Therefore, the role of internships in the professional sphere is a valuable asset to unlocking the windows of opportunity for both interns and businesses alike.

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