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Internships are shorter than apprenticeships. Durations for internships usually vary between four weeks and six months, while apprenticeships usually vary between one and four years, depending on the trade. Internships cover a limited set of skills relevant for an occupation. Apprenticeships, by contrast, aim to impart all skills needed to master a trade, which explains the longer duration. ...
Interns usually acquire their main knowledge and skills at a training centre or a university, and only learn supplementary skills through an internship. Internships for job re-entrants at mid-career level provide practical experience to re-enter the labour market; prior experience in the trade is required.
Access resource, available in English;FrenchThis publication promotes a policy learning approach to build on the strengths of informal apprenticeship systems and reap their potential. It provides an overview of what we know about upgrading informal apprenticeship for decision- makers in ministries, trade unions and employers’ organizations, ILO skills and employment specialists in the field, and training experts in other international or national development agencies who are dealing with or envisage dealing with the training system of the informal economy.
The position of being an intern (student or a TVET Institution’s graduate undergoing supervised practical training) or the period during which a person is an intern.
Access resource, available in EnglishThe Egyptian TVET expert Moustafa Wahba developed a glossary based on his own experience as a consultant in TVET.
(also: traineeship Internships and traineeships provide young people, who have finished their studies or are still studying, with an opportunity to learn in a workplace - usually covering specific aspects of a job or an occupation, but not all skills needed for it – while working in a particular sector of the economy or in a specific occupation. Typically these programs also don’t follow a curriculum or lead to qualifications based on an assessment of skills, but with internships and traineeships in particular, the differences between the two depend significantly on how the stakeholders in a particular country define them.