An intern-ship is a temporary position within a company, with the emphasis on on-the-job training and it can be paid or unpaid. In numerous fields of work including publishing, you may require to take an intern-ship before you are qualified for a permanent position.
Salary / How are they paid?
An intern-ship may be paid, unpaid, or partially paid (in the form of a stipend). Stipends are typically a fixed amount of money that is paid out on a regular basis. Usually, interns that are paid through stipends are paid on a monthly basis.
Being part of an intern-ship comes with many benefits, often with people ready to start a new career.
- Practical / work experience which can help increase the chance for a permanent position within the same, or different company
- Allows the person to gain new skills by working with a companies employees
Intern-ships are a great way to kick-start a new career, but it comes with its drawbacks.
- Usually paid low amounts and often nothing at all
- Often people who are paid during an intern-ship are considered to be living under the national living wage
- Intern-ships often require the candidate to relocate away from where they are currently living
Examples of Intern-ship Job Adverts