These are fixed-term — typically six months to three years — opportunities that begin soon after graduation. Common opportunities that fall under this category include fellowships, rotational programs and post-graduation internships. Many recent graduates pursue these as part of gap or glide years before law, medical or graduate school, while others use these opportunities to try something new.
There are many different types of short-term programs. Some are structured programs, managed and funded by an organization. Others involve independent work or projects.