Check out new words added to


[in-turn-ship] /ˈɪn tɜrnˌʃɪp/
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.
Origin of internship
1900-05; intern2 + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for internship
  • The percentage of students with internship experience varies widely by major.
  • There is no guarantee of a job or anything else when the internship comes to an end.
  • The other internship is awarded based on a portfolio.
  • We will keep resumes on file, and contact students in the event an appropriate internship develops.
  • Please put your name and which internship you're applying for in the subject line of the email.
  • It can be quite a hardship for a graduate student on a limited budget to find time for unpaid work or a modestly paid internship.
  • Applications are no longer accepted for this internship.
  • Students given a chance to help people through internship program.
  • Time was when nabbing an internship meant showing up and asking.
  • They liked it, and him, so much that they offered him an internship with the show.
British Dictionary definitions for internship


(mainly US & Canadian) the position of being an intern or the period during which a person is an intern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for internship

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for internship

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for internship

Scrabble Words With Friends