What’s an Internship?
We get asked this question from time to time and it’s a good idea for us to define exactly what we mean by the term “internship” for our TEFL Heaven Internships Thailand Program. Many companies use the term internship and it means different things.
Generally, internships are created by companies to give you a taster of a certain industry and career. They can be for short or long periods of time. An internship is usually a good idea if you have little or no experience in a certain industry.
Within an internship, sometimes there is less responsibility and other times full responsibility is required. Sometimes the actual everyday tasks are mundane and “just being there” is a big part of the internship and experience. On other internship schemes you are a full part of the company and tasks are exactly the same as the full position. Wages may be less or the same than the average salary for that type of job, or you may not be paid at all.