internship in"tern*ship ([i^]n"t[~e]rn*sh[i^]p), n. 1. (Med.) The state of being an intern; the position of an intern. [PJC]

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

3. A program to provide novices in a field with apprenticeship training. [PJC]

4. 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. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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