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    Does it matter how long the experience is? I don't want to do a year because I don't think I'll enjoy my placement that much (but I like the fact I'll get paid). I would prefer a summer internship because it's short and I like that I could do it abroad too (even though I'll be losing money with flights and all).

    What would be better in terms of future employment: year long placement; summer abroad placement or doesn't matter as long as you have experience?

    Year long placement, ideally paid as it shows you provide value to your employer (and you can afford expenses too). Future employers will look favourably to grads who have had year long placements and may even mandate it in their job descriptions as applicants like those will have a meaningful amount of experience to draw upon when they enter employment after university. Hence the desirability.

    You're asking if 12 months' experience is better than 1-2 months' experience?

    The answer is obviously yes. You get a lot more experience with a year long placement and you'll have enough time to see projects through from start to finish. Also you will be more involved and get more responsibility as time goes on - it usually takes several weeks just to learn the role.
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