Taking on an internship is more and more popular these days. But did you know that ten of those famous multimillionaires actually started off as interns? It’s true! Taking on an internship allowed them to hone their skills and expand their networks. They didn’t always stay in the same industry, but instead used their internships as a springboard to learn more about themselves and their preferences.

Here are the people I’m talking about, in no particular order:

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JobBridge is one of the most controversial schemes introduced in Ireland. The idea behind those internships is a good one – people get to rake up experience, while companies can get their work done on government dime – but the execution leaves a lot to be desired in many cases. There are people who were lucky enough to find a great working environment and were taken on after their internship ended. Then, there are those who can tell horror stories about the expectations of their employers and just how absolutely shocking they were, considering the pay. Whatever the numbers of people getting jobs after a JobBridge internship are, whatever the drop-out rate, that’s a topic for another post.

This week, I’m going to show you the 10 most ridiculous internships ever advertised on JobBridge. Click on through to read more!

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The current economic climate being what it is, finding a job or an internship is really difficult. It can take weeks (if you’re lucky!) or more likely months to find something that works for both you and the employer. The internship search can be frustrating and the rejections and down period only fuel that frustration.

But there are things you can do to keep your head above the water.

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Everyone makes mistakes, it’s only human. But it’s how we handle those mistakes that reveals our character. Are you avoiding them or do you take responsibility? Either way, there are some internship mistakes you simply can avoid.

Read on to find out how to avoid them.

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Have you always dreamed of being an accountant? Or maybe you decided to become one because you wanted the stability this option gave you? Either way, before landing a full time job, you will most likely have to get an accounting internship – it’s just how it is these days. Internships are the best ways of getting the experience you need for a job.

So click on to read just how you can land a great accounting internship!

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So you’ve finally landed that graphic design internship you wanted, congratulations! Half the job is done. Now it’s time for the harder part – standing out and making sure you’re a memorable intern, in the best way possible, of course.

Read the rest of this article to find out just how to be the best Graphic Design Intern you can be.

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Internships have always been popular in the more glamorous industries, and it’s only recently that other sectors like IT have begun to copy the fashion industry’s heartless style. Read the three tips below for good advice on how to act at the different stages of your fashion internship in order to turn it into a full-time, fully-paid job.

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So far, so good: your CV and cover letter have done their job and you’ve secured an interview for that exciting internship position. Now you need to prepare for the bombardment of internship interview questions from your prospective employer.

The questions will challenge you… but which are the toughest and how best should you deal with them?

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Today is my final day at my Internship at Xperience.ie and so this means my final blog. During my time at this internship I have gained a lot of experience, not only did I gain some key skills for the digital media industry, I gained some key life skills too.

I am going to tell you my story from how I got the internship to what I have learned. This will give anyone looking for an internship an insight into the real world of internships and not just what everyone imagines it to be like. As this is my last blog I am going to have some fun with it. So take a look at my story and learn something along the way.

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Currently I am undertaking an Internship program in the field of Social Media. I believe that Interns are in your organisation to work hard and gain valuable experience and exposure to the real world. The following tasks I think are the fundamental basis for any social media Internship.

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