I've been applying to internships lately, and many require that applicants be "current students," or in some cases "current students returning to school" at some given point in time.
My question is - why do positions require this?
is it just to weed out applicants who don't have any schooling? most of the internships are limited 4-8 months, so it doesn't seem likely that this requirement is included due to students "extending their stay" so to speak.
In Canada, where I go to school, the government pays for part of the intern's salary in some cases, so they require students if the company wants the subsidy. AFAIK though, this isn't the case in the US (where i'm applying for the most part), so it would seems odd that this requirement is included.
These are mostly software development positions by the way.