Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
This is completely dependent on the employer, but it is never a bad idea to ask. Your time interning is a time meant to expand your understanding of an industry, company, or position, and should you decide that maybe that one company is not for you or you would like to explore more options, its perfectly reasonable to ask for a recommendation that you can then use to do so. Again, asking is the key! What I would recommend is not only that you ask, but that you make it a goal to form lasting relationships while interning that you can then continue afterwards in the case you need to ask again for something else.