Internships provide a competitive advantage over other candidates when you are looking for a job. There is no better opportunity for you to gain real world experience in the field you are interested in than to do an internship for a company in a field that interests you. You will spend a period of time, usually a summer, working side-by-side with the employees of the company experiencing what they experience, meeting the deadlines they face and interacting with their customers; all of which gives you experience your formal education cannot. Almost all fields and vocations have some type of internship for students but these positions are very competitive so you have to work very hard to obtain one of these coveted positions. Student can use College Central to find listings of internships and jobs across the country.