The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
internship \in"tern*ship\ ([i^]n"t[~e]rn*sh[i^]p), n.
1. (Med.) The state of being an intern; the position of an
2. The period of time during which a person is an intern; as,
she served her internship over the summer.
3. A program to provide novices in a field with
4. The period of time during which a novice in a field serves
in a subordinate capacity and continues to gain
experience; the learning period before one becomes an