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When vacation spells the start of internship

It's an eye-opener as to how stressful breaking into the working world is for young adults now

My daughter, who just finished her second year at a local university, has secured her first serious internship - one at a government organisation that will keep her busy for the next three months.

She is far from alone. What used to be the "summer holidays" has become internship season, not just for university undergraduates but also students at polytechnics. We even have internships for hawkers and those with special needs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'When vacation spells the start of internship'. Print Edition | Subscribe