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"intern" in British English

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internverb [T often passive]

uk   /ɪnˈtɜːn/  us   /-ˈtɝːn/

internnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.tɜːn/  us   /-tɝːn/
  • intern noun [C] (MEDICAL)

US (UK houseman) a ​male or ​femaledoctor who is still ​training, and who ​works in a ​hospital
  • intern noun [C] (STUDENT)

mainly US someone who is ​finishingtraining for a ​skilledjobespecially by getting ​practicalexperience of the ​workinvolved: She ​worked in the White House as an intern.
(Definition of intern from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intern" in American English

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internverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈtɜrn, ˈɪn·tɜrn/
world history to put someone in ​prison for ​political or ​militaryreasons
internment
noun [U]  /ɪnˈtɜrn·mənt/

internnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·tɜrn/
someone who is ​receivingtraining by ​obtainingpracticalexperience of a ​type of ​work
(Definition of intern from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intern" in Business English

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internnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪntɜːn/
HR, WORKPLACE a ​student, or someone who has recently ​finished their ​studies, who ​works for a ​company or ​organization for a ​shorttime, sometimes without being ​paid, in ​order to get ​experience of a particular ​type of ​work: After I ​graduate, I ​plan to work as an intern at an ​advertisingagency. a student/college/summer intern
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internverb [I]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtɜːn/
HR, WORKPLACE to ​work for a ​company or ​organization for a ​shorttime, sometimes without being ​paid, in ​order to get ​experience of a particular ​type of ​work: He's interning for nine months at the Environmental Education Center in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
(Definition of intern from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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