Internships are a form of work experience with a company or organisation. They help build your knowledge and understanding about a role or type of work and last for a set period of time. Some internships are paid and some are unpaid. Schemes vary in other ways, so find out what you will be doing and what will be expected of you. Internships sometimes lead to job offers directly, but having one on your CV can boost other job applications too. To find internships, check out company websites, speak to your careers leader, careers advisor or apply through the directory.