At What Age Are You Too Old For An Internship?

In the 2016 film by Nancy Meyers ‘The Intern’, Robert De Niro plays a 70-year-old intern in an up and coming startup led by Anne Hathaway’s character.

While this comedy-drama sets up a strange premise that’s sure to pique the interest of movie-goers – it’s difficult to imagine a situation like this working in real life.

Is there an actual age limit to taking on internship positions?

The easy answer is no, but an older age could be grounds for employers assuming your application was sent by mistake.

We discuss further in this quick video: