Internships are a great way to gain experience and make important contacts. Employers are looking for potential employees who have gone the extra step in their education including those that have some experience. Experience means less training cost associated with a new hire and having an internship demonstrates ambition. All types of companies offer internships from a small firms to fortune 500 companies. If you’re interested in working for the government, several branches offer internships. Even high school students can get internships. The best part, some of them are even paid! Check with your guidance office or career center for opportunities.