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Practicum vs. Internship

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Practicumnoun

(US) A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically.

Internshipnoun

A job taken by a student in order to learn a profession or trade.

Practicumnoun

(US) A science exam in which students are questioned about specimens or other objects placed in front of them.

Internshipnoun

The state of being an intern; the position of an intern.

Practicum

A practicum (also called work placement, especially in the UK) is an undergraduate or graduate-level course, often in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied field or theory. Practicums (student teaching) are common for education, mental health counselor, and social work majors.

Internshipnoun

The period of time during which a person is an intern; as, she served her internship over the summer.

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Internshipnoun

A program to provide novices in a field with apprenticeship training.

Internshipnoun

The period of time during which a novice in a field serves in a subordinate capacity and continues to gain experience; the learning period before one becomes an expert.

Internshipnoun

the position of a medical intern

Internship

An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period of time. Once confined to medical graduates, internship is used for a wide range of placements in businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

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