An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees, called interns, to work at a firm for a fixed period of time. Interns are usually undergraduates or students.

An internship is a period of work experience offered by an employer to give students and graduates exposure to the working environment, often within a specific industry, which relates
to their field of study. Internships can be as short as a week or as long as 12 months.

Programmes of study are constructed to enable students to progress through the credit levels and, on achievement of the learning outcomes and credit requirements associated with each stage of the programme, to qualify for a University award.