The internship office works with potential organizations and interns to select a match, which will benefit both parties. The internship office will not assign an intern unless they feel the match will be successful. The organization and the internship office sign a written agreement, which includes a statement of the hours of work and expectations of the intern.
Nature of work
The work experience should be agreeable to both the intern and
the organization, with the approval of the internship office. This work
experience will be in the student’s major area of study. The on-site
supervisor will oversee all assignments the intern undertakes during the
course of their internship period. The supervisor will look upon the
internship as an opportunity to initiate the intern into the work
environment of the intern’s chosen area, and in the decision arena of the
The internship program is an integral half of the Senior Experience, the other half being the integrated seminar. The Senior Experience is meant to serve as a “capstone” for the student’s college career and requires that the student demonstrate competence and skills in the intellectual enterprise.
The program aims at exposing students to practical working
experience in the field of study they are currently pursuing.
Consequently, the most important aspect of the internship program is to
ensure a correct match between ones academic major and the kind of work
they are involved in during their internship period. The potential Interns
need to ensure that their workplace is approved by the internship office
before proceeding with any duties.
This program requires one to work for 200-400 hours, which should be spread out during the semester or at the end/completion of the Programme.
At the end of the training, the Internship office will expect an
evaluation from your employer, your daily diary and a project
The intern is expected to:
solved by experience in practical solutions.
ideals of the College and the spirit of excellence, which you personify.
* Upon completion of the internship, the intern must write a report project that will be handed in to the internship office together with your daily diary and supervisor’s evaluation.
Internship report format
This term paper will discuss how the work you did for your internship company helped develop your skills in your chosen field of study.
Length: 10-15 pages (undergraduates)
At least 35 pages (graduates)
The paper should be typed and double-spaced.
It is suggested that your term paper follow this format:
Introduction: History and structure of the company. What services the company offers or the products it sells.
Main body: The assignments you were given. Show how these assignments helped develop your skills in your area of study.
Conclusion: Discuss how useful the internship program was in relation to your education and career goals. You may give comments and suggestions concerning the internship program in general.
Internship self analysis
work, willingness to seek help and your relationships with other
Be sure to thank everyone who took time to help you and to be interviewed by you. Be sure to reassure them that you are looking for answers that are general and theoretical in nature, and not information that is confidential.
Please remember to write thank you notes to the persons that were helpful and supportive of your internship, topmost being your supervisor.
The Internship and you
Interning with a company will enable you make industry contacts and gain on-the-job experience as it is important to have some real world experience during your college years.
Experience within your major can be an immeasurable plus on
your CV or résumé. Thus, your major should be a big factor when
considering your internship plans.
For example, Journalism majors
can look for positions at a magazine or newspaper; the connections made on
the job will be immensely beneficial after graduation. Business majors can
bolster their experience and enhance their applications by working in a