Is volunteering and an internship the same thing?

An internship is something that you choose to do in order to develop your skills in a profession (can be paid or unpaid). Volunteering can also serve this purpose, but the driving force is your desire to help out. So for example, a volunteer teaching program can be viewed as an internship by those who wish to develop their teaching skills, or as volunteering for those who are just looking to help out.

Posted on October 13, 2015