How are apprenticeship and internship similar?be specific

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gbeatty eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Both an apprenticeship and an internship are ways of learning through doing. They are both devoted to learning a profession. In both the learner is under more advanced practitioners in a hierarchy. In both the learner is responsible for working, but does not receive full payment for his or her labors. (Sometimes no financial payment at all is given.) Both are temporary situations, and seen as part of a process of development. Both are often formalized; they last specific periods of time, and carry with them specific duties, but also limits. In both cases, someone further up the hierarchy is responsible for major economic decisions, and, usually, legal liability.

paulaj67 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

By mere definition, an apprenticeship involves learning a particular trade from a master craftsman, such as a cobbler (a person who makes or mends shoes). The apprentice in turn becomes a craftsman in that trade, usually for life. Whereas an internship is designed for the beginner to gain entry-level experience into a field that is somewhat broader than a specific trade, such as business, law, or the medical field.

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