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:
Neither an internship nor an apprenticeship is bad and the other good. I believe they’re intended for different people and companies.
Someone who isn’t sure they really 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 the kind of one-on-one relationships that are necessary in an apprenticeship.
Well, I might be alone, but I do.
Lately, I’ve seen many many many interesting variations on the themes of internship and apprenticeship in web design and web development, probably driven by demand.
Setting expectations for everyone involved never hurts.
Written by Dan Croak.