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Do you get 'selected' for an internship or 'hired'?

Asked by Breefield (2728points) May 7th, 2008 from iPhone
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robmandu's avatar

I’m guessing the semantic difference would be determined by whether you’re talking about a paying position.

Breefield's avatar

Let’s say its paying.

robmandu's avatar

For pay then, I’d surmise that it would be “hiring”. Now of course, they have to “select” you from a gaggle of candidates, first. But if they’re going to pay for your services, then that would meet the definition of hiring.

Being hired therefore gets you on the payroll and all that goes along with it.

If the internship were paid only in experience, then there would, in effect, not be a hiring process, merely the selection.

wildflower's avatar

Unless it’s a small company and you’re one of max. 3 or so people interested, there’s probably going to be some sort of recruitment and selection process.

Since it’s an internship and not a full time, permanent job, they may have a different process and perhaps do more screening based on profile and application, but I’d imagine they’ll interview at least a few and then select the best suited candidate.

Paid internships are usually posted in the same way regular jobs are, so there will be applicants and a recruitment process.

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