Internships are a short-term period of work experience which usually leads"to a permanent position, dependent on performance during this period. The form of the internship will be dependent on the industry, but in most cases the internship will consist of supervised practical training. Internship are most useful when they are closely related to a graduate's academic background and career goals. In these scenarios, the internship serves as a foundation, or training period, leading to professional employment. Internships can also be quite general, allowing a graduate to experience a mixture of roles in an organisation.