The word “internship” evokes a couple of associations, and one of them is “college.” College students often intern in fields related to their major to have a competitive advantage in the work force. Internship experiences vary, of course, from administrative busywork to concrete collaboration and projects. Now, high schools are catching on to the advantages of internships at an even earlier age, some even making high school internships a requirement.
In the past, high school internships were rarely even considered, college internships being the norm. In college, students are expected to be more mature and therefore more capable of thriving in a professional context. However, times are changing.