Definition of internship in English:

internship

noun

  • 1The position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.

    ‘they encouraged students to apply for newspaper internships’
    • ‘Several of the benefits listed do not directly correspond with a typical legislative internship.’
    • ‘The primary purpose of an internship is to add value to the educational experience of students.’
    • ‘During the summer of 2003, six students participated in an on-farm internship, sponsored by a USDA grant.’
    • ‘She enjoyed an internship in New Delhi at a nongovernment think tank.’
    • ‘Student internships permeate academic programs across a wide variety of disciplines.’
    • ‘The internship, which later grew into a part-time job, provided invaluable experience.’
    • ‘She completed an internship at the insect zoo at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.’
    • ‘The qualitative differences between the two types of internships also raise concerns about the validity of granting academic credits for legislative internships.’
    • ‘Of the respondents, 68.5 percent had participated in internships.’
    • ‘I shared my crazy hexagon dream with a weekend volunteer traveling home from an internship in Maine.’
    1. 1.1North American The position of a medical intern in a hospital.
      ‘he served his medical internship at Southern Pacific Hospital’
      • ‘One goal is gaining federal support for psychology internship and postdoctoral training opportunities.’
      • ‘He joined the navy in 1993 to do a predoctoral internship at Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego.’
      • ‘I've known and worked with him for more than four decades, going back to our clinical internships at Worcester State Hospital in 1954.’
      • ‘He graduated with a medical degree in Belgium and came to the United States in 1983 to complete a series of residencies and internships.’
      • ‘She did her internship in a psychiatric emergency unit at a county hospital.’
      • ‘Upon completing her internship, she plans to continue to study the cognitive and neuropsychological changes associated with neurodegenerative disorders.’
      • ‘In 1974, she accepted an internship at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.’
      • ‘She came to APA after completing her predoctoral internship at the Honolulu VA Medical Center.’
      • ‘A new consortium will pool the resources of many to meet the growing demand for internship and residency opportunities.’
      • ‘Following an internship and residency in general surgery at USC Medical Center, he completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at USC.’

Pronunciation

internship

/ˈɪntəːnʃɪp/