When you apply for opportunities it is important that both you and the employer, have the same understanding as to what the opportunity is, how involved you will be and what you will gain from it. We thought we would attempt to come up with descriptions of how we use the terms to help build an understanding of what the differences are. So, here goes

What is an Internship?

It’s a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, and it can be paid or unpaid. If you want to go into publishing, you might have to take an internship before you are qualified for an actual job, you might earn an hourly wage or a set paycheck rather than a salary with benefits.

What Is A Job?

Job is a piece of work, especially a specific task done as part of the routine of one's occupation or for an agreed price in other words A job is any activity that you engage in in order to earn money to meet your daily needs. It can be full-time or part-time, and it can even be temporary. Instead of a salary and benefits, you might receive an hourly wage or a fixed paycheck. You may need to learn specific job-related skills, but not all occupations necessitate a technical degree or advanced preparation.

What you should keep in mind is that an intern can become an employee picking up the job, but an employee cannot become an intern.

The Payout:

In internships, you generally don’t get paid for the work instead your skills are polished and you’re prepared for taking up bigger tasks later on in jobs. Whereas, in a job, you get paid for the work you do. Whether that be a salary, hourly wage …etc.

Skills and Qualifications:

While hiring you for a job, they look for the skills and qualifications. In internships however, they don’t care about your skills much because you go for an internship while in college and you’re obviously expected to have very little knowledge about the industry and the works. 

In jobs, they expect you to have more than some knowledge about the company that’s hiring you and about the industry as a whole. 

Finding a Job through Internship:

If you're looking for a job it can seem like everything requires three to five years of experience in fact experience can be the crucial factor in who gets hired and who doesn't, Employers Love Experience!! but data also shows that post-secondary education is essential for hire lifetime earnings so

How Can You Get Both Education And Experience?


Interning in famous or good companies will help you in landing a job in even a better company at a good rank with a good package (as compared to what your counterparts will be earning)

Doing an internship is not a guarantee that you’ll get a good job in the future but it definitely adds weight to your resume and gives you an edge over others who do not have an internship while applying for a job

A lot of businesses hire their paid interns as new full-time employees. That’s why it is commonly believed by the younger generation that more work experience while in school would have helped them get the job they wanted by cultivating the professional networks and skills you'll need to succeed internships can really improve your employability regardless of what you're majoring in fact studies showed that interning in a career field could be even more important than majoring in that field when it comes to getting a job interview in

Moreover, while unpaid internships were a big thing in the past the US Department of Labor now issues legal guidelines that encourage employers to pay interns for their work in fact both national and local data indicate that the overwhelming majority of internships are paid. so intern early and intern often.


Internships may vary in terms of duration. It may be part-time or full-time and are usually flexible with students' schedules. A typical internship lasts between one and four months but can be shorter or longer, depending on the organization involved.

Jobs may vary in terms of duration. Depending on the type of job you have and your employer but the difference is that jobs are looked at as more of semi-permanent, whereas internships are temporary

Using Internships to Determine the Job of Your Dreams:

Internships essentially give you a window into a profession. So an internship at accountancy would give you an insight into the world of accountants or at a bank would give you an insight into the world of banking.

you get to see professionals doing their job, what is the day in, what is the day out, what do they get up to, what are their tasks, things like that. From there you can get a better understanding of what their day-to-day roles and tasks might be. Depending upon the experience you could even get a chance to partake in some of the work that they do on a day-to-day basis, internships allow you to emerge yourself within that field of work. To see if that is something that you would enjoy doing on a day-to-day basis. This is pivotal if you are trying to pick a career, you want to be doing something that you enjoy, and so you can find out if you truly like that work or not before you pursue a career down that avenue, you can assess if you even want to go down that avenue.