I was asked what the difference is between an apprenticeship and an internship. Its a great question. Here’s how i see it. An apprentice enters the relationship with little or no
education in genealogy. My apprentice has taken a methodology course and a course in English probate records, and has a couple of years research experience with her own family. So she continues to study under my direction as well as do some gopher work on line and at the family history center. Research is performed under my direct supervision.
An intern, on the other hand usually has already acquired the book learning, and a bit of practice, and should be ready to work. It would be nice to have an intern, but I have an eager apprentice.
And I like the mentoring.
What are your thoughts?