A genealogy apprenticeship! It's a perfect idea. I could assist a professional on the Internet steps of research, taking some projects off their plate and allowing them to take more clients. I could shadow them and see the process they use to turn found information into a report for clients. And all FOR FREE. Genealogy is such a lonely hobby and I imagine that this trait transfers to the professional side in some respects as well. Why should we all be lonely? We are reaching out to others through blogging, chat boards and groups, it seems like apprentices are a good route to expand our knowledge.
All that said:
WANTED: One apprenticeship for a budding genealogist. Five years of genealogy research experience (which you'll have to take my word for since I only do it alone). A passion for ancestor hunting that easily transfers to both Internet and repository searches. Occasionally witty and funny at parties. Desire a position that will train in genealogy techniques and research packaging for clients. And it wouldn't hurt to make some contacts in the industry and friends at the same time. Call me!