This infographic from OpenSesame makes a strong case for internship involvement for both the student and the company. Paid interns have a much higher chance of being offered full-time employment than unpaid interns and those who do not intern at all. Companies who hire their interns into full-time employment see a significantly higher retention rate even up to five years later. With such great benefits all around, what do you have to lose?

Infographic provided by Kate Cornelius. Kate is an online marketing intern at OpenSesame, the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling elearning courses. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh last year with a degree in anthropology, psychology, and women’s studies.