An internship is a period of work experience offered by an employer to students or graduates, so that they can get more hands in experience and get more exposure to real-life working environments, often within a specific industry that relates to their field of study.
The internship period generally lasts between 3-6 months. They can either be paid or unpaid and it's your right to know if that particular organization is paying you or not. Also, internships can be done in various sectors such as IT, Management, Hospitality, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and many more. During your internship period, you will get a chance to work on your soft skills and improve them to the fullest. Soft skills include communication skills, presentation skills, analytical thinking, and creative problem-solving.
Internships are an important part in your career phase as it gives you a real insight into the world of work, the work environment while allowing you to implement the skills that you've attained at your university. Internships help you to create a better work portfolio and make you more employable.