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Introduction

Many jobs are now requiring students to have done at least one and sometimes two internships before entering the workforce. Employers see internships as a way of weeding out people who aren't really serious about the industry. They are also a way of 'seasoning' people who will go on to apply and hopefully get entry-level positions. An internship is really like being handed the keys to the kingdom. Internships have all but became a requirement when starting out in the fields of entertainment and broadcasting. As both a professional broadcaster and college professor, Tammy Trujillo approaches the topic of internships from both sides: what the student and intern site hope to gain. She provides various valuable perspectives, including student assessments on their internship experiences, case studies of those who have turned their internships into careers, and interviews with internship site coordinators.