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"intern" in British English

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internverb [T often passive]

uk   /ɪnˈtɜːn/  us   /ɪnˈtɝːn/

internnoun [C]

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

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

mainly US someone who is finishing training for a skilled job especially by getting practical experience of the work involved: 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 military reasons
internment
noun [U]  /ɪnˈtɜrn·mənt/

internnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·tɜrn/
someone who is receiving training by obtaining practical experience 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 short time, 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 advertising agency. 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 short time, 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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