internship

[ in-turn-ship ]
/ ˈɪn tɜrnˌʃɪp /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. internist,
  2. internment,
  3. internment camp,
  4. internodal segment,
  5. internode,
  6. internuclear,
  7. internuncial,
  8. internuncial neuron,
  9. internuncio,
  10. interocclusal distance

Origin of internship

First recorded in 1900–05; intern2 + -ship

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British Dictionary definitions for internship

internship

/ (ˈɪntɜːnʃɪp) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian the position of being an intern or the period during which a person is an intern
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Word Origin and History for internship

internship

n.

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

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