About National Intern Day
National Intern Day is a holiday created by WayUp that’s dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the future leaders of the world: interns!
WayUp launched the holiday back in 2017 to help bring attention to the challenges and inequalities that entry-level candidates face in the workforce.
The holiday also coordinates with WayUp’s coveted 100 Top Internship Programs List, which showcases the employers who go above and beyond for their interns. After all, the interns of today are truly the leaders of tomorrow—and what companies do today will directly shape our future.
Do you know that the term "intern" was first used in the medical field during World War I? Because it was the first time that the world faced a need for medical professionals, officials began to hire medical students earlier to fill this need, and those students who had a degree in medicine but lacked a license were referred to as interns.
The day is observed on the last Thursday in July.Find out more