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International internships: how is this sector evolving?

As study-work policies fluctuate in key study destinations, internships are becoming an effective and popular way for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience. To varying degrees, countries and private providers are developing strategies to enhance the role of internships within study abroad and as a stand-alone international experience. Katie Duncan reports.

David Lloyd, The Intern Group, UK

The US is far ahead in their understanding of the benefits of internships. I think in the UK we’re catching up but it’s still a long way to go, and I’m seeing Australia very much mirror the attitude in the US, that it’s a thing everyone needs to do