Do you recommend interning in the same area as where you want to work full-time after graduating?

I am a first year school psych student but I am already thinking about my internship year. I’ve heard from a lot of students that it’s hard to find a paid internship in my area (NY/NJ), so I am considering applying in different states all across the country, but I ultimately want to end up back in NYC. Would you recommend doing that? Will it be harder for me to find a job if I interned in lets say Michigan or Colorado but then applied for permanent positions in NY?

Another question: Do internship sites typically offer a full-time position once the internship year is done (as long as they like you)? Or is it more of them just allowing you to get the experience and then they want you out?


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