Internships have become strategic in the jobsearch process. With a stagnant labour market in some economies, internships are a safer way to get a full time opportunity. Even in you are not offered a full time position, you would have gained insights in that industry, new contacts and additional professional experience avoiding any gaps in your CV.
Also for the employer is a way to avoid risk when hiring someone, as he will be assessing the candidate performance on- the- job at a low cost. These being the main reasons to promote internships nowadays by many companies.
So, do not be hesitant and go for it!!! You might think that internships do not offer good salaries and you will not be getting returns on your investments. This is also wrong because your chances to get a fulfilling full time job will increase. So, even if you have to work pro bono it would be worth, it will clearly show and prove your commitment, a skill sought by the recruiters.
And it is not only us thinking this way. We want to share an article recently published by Forbes.