Meaning of internship

in•tern•ship

Pronunciation: (in'tûrn-ship"), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or condition of being an intern.
  2. the period during which a person serves as an intern.
  3. any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession: an internship for management trainees.
  4. a position as a participant in such a program: She has accepted an internship in a law firm.
  5. any period of time during which a beginner acquires experience in an occupation, profession, or pursuit: She had a long internship before starting her own recording studio.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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