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1181 Internship

Katia talks about her experience workind as an intern in the law community.

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I had an internship in college.

An 'internship' is a like a practice job where they pay you nothing or very little, but you get experience and can make contacts with professional. Notice the following:

  1. The best thing to do when you get out of college is find an internship.
  2. After doing a summer internship at a music studio, he knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.


you receive a stipend or you do not get paid

A 'stipend' is a like an allowance that you receive to survive and buy the basics for yourself. Notice the following:

  1. The company gives you a very nice stipend every month.
  2. The stipend they gave her was only enough to pay for her apartment.


Was it competitive to get the internship?

When something is 'competitive,' it means that many people are trying to win it. Notice the following:

  1. Jobs in this company are very competitive.
  2. Every year this university is getting more competitive and more expensive.

weird situation

The internship's kind of a weird situation because in a way it's free labor.

Something is a 'weird situation' when it is not normal or typical. Notice the following:

  1. It must have been a weird situation to see your ex-boyfriend yesterday.
  2. Living with his mother when he was 35 years old was kind of a weird situation.

it was worth it

I realized what I wanted to do so it was worth it for me.

An experience is 'worth it' if you benefit from the effort that you put into it. Notice the following:

  1. I was very tired and stressed during the class, but it was worth it because I got a promotion.
  2. Sometimes it's worth it to buy expensive clothes because they last longer.