Older Workers Taking on Internships

Beth Braccio Hering, CareerBuilder.com writer

If somebody asked why an older worker would take on an internship, chances are you'd say that the person was hoping it would lead to a permanent position.

And you'd be right -- sort of.

While a tough economy has forced workers of all ages to rethink the ways they might land a job, "seasoned" interns like the four profiled below often discover that the experience can offer more than simply a foot in the door.