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[in-turn-ship] /ˈɪn tɜrnˌʃɪp/
the state or condition of being an intern.
the period during which a person serves as an intern.
any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession:
an internship for management trainees.
a position as a participant in such a program:
She has accepted an internship in a law firm.
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.
Origin of internship
First recorded in 1900-05; intern2 + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I'm going into a small Minnesota hospital to finish my internship.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • If he wishes to specialize, his internship may last for two years, and his residency period from three to four years.

    Careers in Atomic Energy Loyce McIlhenny
  • I took my internship at the Philadelphia General Hospital, 1953 and 1954.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Damn it, do you think I want him fired and sent back to Earth before his internship's up?

    No Charge for Alterations Horace Leonard Gold
  • You spent weeks convincing me I ought to carry through with my internship and establish a practice.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
British Dictionary definitions for internship


(mainly US & Canadian) the position of being an intern or the period during which a person is an intern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for internship

1904, from intern (n.) + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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