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Internship is an ambiguous term that is open to many forms of interpretation. What is clear is that an internship refers to _____ (1) the job training for what we call “white collar” professions. In many ways they are similar to apprenticeships in _____ (2) people learn a trade or a vocational profession, but what is not so clear is exactly who takes _____ (3) in them. They are open to anyone from high school students to university graduates. These programmes are more often than _____ (4), temporary and unpaid. The purpose of them being an exchange of services for work experience; the latter being essential to get your foot in the door in the job market nowadays. The other indirect benefits of this work experience are _____ (5) participants can determine if a job really interests them and employers can also gauge a candidate´s aptitude.
The main issue with internships in the current job market is that companies are taking advantage of the aftermath _____ (6) the financial recession and are making use of the hungry youthful workforce _____ (7) are looking to get a head start in employment, they often offer false promises of employment and juggle _____ (8) trainee´s to cover work posts in the interest of cost cutting.