internship and apprenticeship / internship or apprenticeship
- Though an internship and an apprenticeship may look quite similar, there are basic differences between the two.
- An internship is usually of a quicker duration and may be paid or unpaid and are available in a wide range of fields, both specialized and technical. Also, there is no promise of a full-time service post achievement of the internship.
- An Apprenticeship on the other hand is of a longer duration and are a paid position. It is usually available in more skill-oriented and training fields, with chances to convert it in a full-time job post completion of the apprenticeship period.
- Students can study an internship in a wide variety of domains. However, students study an apprenticeship only in those domains where they wish to establish a career.
Internship vs Apprenticeship
|short term Internships (1-3 months)
|longer term apprenticeship (1-3 years).
|Internships are unpaid and may not lead to a full-time job.
|Apprenticeships are paid experiences that lead to full-time employment
|Internships do not always include mentorship.
|Apprentices accept personalized training with an skilled mentor who walks them through their whole process.
|Internship provided to students
|Apprenticeship provided to potential employees
|It is work based learning
|Work based training
|Internships aren’t structured and often focus on entry-level general work experience.
|Apprenticeships contain an organized training plan, with a focus on mastering exact skills a manager needs to fill a job within their group.
|May or may not lead to an industry-recognized certificate
|Leads to an industry-recognized certificate