According to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 56.1% of students that completed an internship in the 2018/2019 academic year were hired into a full-time position by their host employer after graduating.
In addition to possible employment, there are many other benefits to internships. They include opportunities to:
- Test the waters and see if a certain career is right for you
- Build a professional network and make connections that will help you in your career
- Gain valuable experience and build up your resume
- Directly apply what you learn in the classroom in a work environment