Internship programs are not a new fad, trend or concept.  In fact, internships, also known as apprenticeships, are prominently found in the old and new testaments of the Bible.  Think about the amazing training, nurturing and guidance that Joshua received from Moses or Elisha from Elijah.  Consider the same of Paul’s training of Silas and Timothy or the amazing life lessons that Jesus taught the disciples.  In essence, internships present the opportunity for practical training in real time within a real setting dealing with real people.  Whether in biblical times, or in contemporary settings such as within vocational, nonprofit or corporate situations, internships provide a safe and nurturing space to learn, to test interest, to expand social network and in some cases to seize opportunities previously unknown.  CLICK HERE to read more…