An internship is a short-term job, often unpaid, that gives students and other adults hands-on work experience.
Internships are available in a wide variety of fields in government, private business and non-profit organizations. In general, an internship:
- Is an agreement between a student (high school, college, or graduate) or adult and an organization or business.
- Allows a student or emerging professional to gain skills and experience in a short-term, real-world work environment.
- Can be paid or unpaid.
- Has to follow certain regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Search for an internship on usajobs.gov.