Are internships replacing the interview?

Studies report that 68.9% of college seniors have completed at least one internship during their time at school, solidifying the increasing importance of internships. An internship can be an invaluable way to not only gain relevant experience, but to get your foot in the door or potentially get hired.

The infographic below from eLearners highlights the rise in internships, what companies are looking for when hiring interns, and how effective they are in terms of getting hired.

Are Internships the New Interview?