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internship

[in-turn-ship] /ˈɪn tɜrnˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being an intern.
2.
the period during which a person serves as an intern.
3.
any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession:
an internship for management trainees.
4.
a position as a participant in such a program:
She has accepted an internship in a law firm.
5.
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
1900-1905
1900-05; intern2 + -ship
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internship

n.

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

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