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Internships are a pre-professional learning experience for students and new graduates. While they are a common practice overseas, during the last decade, internships have become mandatory at most colleges and universities in Pakistan. They usually take place during the summer break and span between six and 12 weeks.
For students, internships provide an opportunity to explore career opportunities, develop skills and gain work experience that could possibly lead to a permanent job at the company. For organisations, the main benefit of internships is acquiring temporary employees who can fulfil certain tasks (usually free of cost or for a nominal stipend) and possibly acquire permanent ones in the future. Continue reading