• An internship is a work-based learning experience where a student participates in the daily operations of a work site under the direct supervision of a business mentor. The internship provides a realistic environment within which a student intern learns about a particular industry or occupation and applies knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

    The work experience should contribute to the student's career pathway helping the student to narrow their career choices.

     http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/cte/curriculum/work-based/types/internship/