An internship is a temporary work assignment that emphasizes on-the-job training. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to gain experience in a particular field under the guidance of a mentor. The work is usually introductory in nature and can be paid or unpaid. Internships vary from full-time or part-time and usually last for several weeks. Internships can help students test their interest in a particular career path and establish a network of contacts.
- INROADS is a non-profit organization that trains and develops talented minority students for professional careers in business and industry.