There's no doubt that both employers and students can gain a lot from internships. Interns can be key in pushing boundaries and trying new things. Young innovators can oftentimes be more willing to step outside of their comfort zone because they are still defining what that comfort zone is.
Students provide fresh perspectives, uninhibited potential, and have a pulse on the latest trends. On the other end, employers provide connections, real-world work experience, and insight into where someone might want to take their career.