Internship or Apprenticeship

What's the difference between an internship and an apprenticeship?


An intern is someone who:

A company who hires interns:


An apprentice is someone who:

A company who hires apprentices:

No value judgements

Neither an internship nor an apprenticeship is bad and the other good.

Someone who isn't sure they want to be a web developer might feel overwhelmed in a rigorous apprenticeship. Someone who craves pair-programming with an expert may feel frustrated in an internship.

Similarly, not every company is able to provide one-on-one support that are necessary in an apprenticeship.

Who cares

Setting expectations for everyone involved doesn't hurt.

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