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Experience Programs: The 'Ships

Explore this page to build awareness about experience programs, find examples at Kaiser Permanente and connect with resources.

  • For employees: Learn the basics about experience programs.
  • For managers: Find resources with more details.
  • For human resources/operations/workforce consultants: Identify opportunities for new programs.





Apprenticeship

Learn while you earn

Apprenticeship


A “learn-while-you-earn” model that combines paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare workers for high-skilled careers.

Length: 1 to 6 years

Externship

Quick exposure

Externship


A temporary, unpaid, job shadowing program or clinical experience in a workplace, especially one offered to students as part of a course of study.

Length: 2 days to 2 weeks

Fellowship

Foundational learning

Fellowship


Planned, comprehensive training program to advance knowledge in a subspecialty.

Length: 1 year (may be longer for some professions)

Internship

Gain experience

Internship


A temporary, formal training program in a workplace, especially one offered to students, which may or may not be paid.

Length: 2 to 3 months

Mentorship

Guidance and development

Mentorship


A formal or informal relationship that supports, guides, coaches, teaches, role models, counsels, advocates and/or networks; includes personal and career guidance.

Length: Varies

Preceptorship

Collaborative learning

Preceptorship


A defined period in which two people (such as a nurse and student nurse) work together so the less experienced person can learn in the practice setting from the more experienced person.

Length: 2 months to 1 year

Scholarship

Financial aid for learning

Scholarship


A grant or payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement.

Length: 2 months to 1 year

Apprenticeship
Externship
Fellowship
Internship
Mentorship
Preceptorship
Scholarship
Length: 1 - 6 years 2 days - 2 weeks 1 year +
(varies by profession)
2 - 3 months varies 2 months - 1 year 2 months - 1 year
Paid:
(varies)
On-the-job training:
Classroom Training:
Additional Info:


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