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here is no commonly agreed definition of what constitutes an


internship. The length, time, duties and pay (if any) can all be radically different from company to company. Internships are also increasingly aligned with volunteering, which may mean it is unpaid. With this in mind, anyone looking for an internship should have a clear understanding of the duties they will be expected to perform and the remuneration they should expect to receive. Some of the largest and


best-known companies in the world routinely offer internships. Microsoft, for instance, offers placements at its research labs in North America, India and Europe. Undergraduate and master’s students can also apply for internships with the Microsoft product


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SOME OF THE LARGEST AND BEST-KNOWN COMPANIES IN THE WORLD ROUTINELY OFFER INTERNSHIPS


teams. MBA/master’s degree holders are sought after by many large pharmaceutical companies including Johnson & Johnson, which runs an internship programme


within its consumer and medical devices diagnostics businesses, with opportunities right across Europe. Graduates looking to move into business management could apply for an internship with global motor manufacturer Toyota, which has an internship programme at its office in Brussels. Running for three to nine months, master’s students can apply. As well as the large


corporations, there are also


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One of the current major growth areas is in the digital communications sector. With the


Locating and then making the most of your internship can be achieved


How to make the most from your internship


Company programme: law internship


One of the most popular sectors for internships is in law. Blenheim


How to find an internship at home and abroad


Locating an internship can begin as an undergraduate as many universities now


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