New Film 'The Internship 'Sheds Light on Real-Life 'Returnships'

"The Internship" portrays middle-aged workers who're seeking internships.
1:48 | 05/30/13

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Transcript for New Film 'The Internship 'Sheds Light on Real-Life 'Returnships'
wilson are back. They go back to the career ladder in middle age and it's called returnships. Abc's diana perez takes a look at it. It was an internship that could lead to a job. You're kidding, right? They have more life experience than the age of most of our interns. Reporter: They co-star in "the internship." You're interns? Yes. Deal with it. So old, though. Reporter: Lost in a world of young 20-somethings they quickly learn they've got a lot to learn. Like teaching a kid the i will father bet. Like teaching a kid a letter. Just one letter. Reporter: Combining unfamiliar technology and a huge generation gap that leads to fierce competition. We're looking at some sort of mental hunger games against a bunch of genius kids with a handful of jobs. Reporter: Funny yes but it's not as farfetched as you may think. Ken blank is a 46-year-old intern. He left his unfulfilling finance job in chicago, sold his house and moved to buffalo all for an unpaid internship to learn the design business. I was thinking, an intern at 46 years old, what was i thinking. It's scary but great. Reporter: A returnship. An internship for adults returning to the beginning of the job cycle to learn a new career. He admits it's a crazy idea. Everybody thinks I'm nuts for doing this but everybody is very supportive. They're like, you know what, if this is what you want to do, this is what you want to do. eporter: BUT KEN SAYS IT'S pWO AS LONG

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