Internships for academic credit add a significant workplace experience to a student's education. Students gain valuable "on the job" work experience related to a chosen focus in information technologies applications. In addition, internships permit students to interact with professionals in the fields of work in which they may one day have careers.
Students must complete 30 business-days (6 weeks) summer practices in companies working in the field of information technologies on a part-time basis (4 hours per day). If the company accepts a student for a total of 30 days (which makes around 20 business-days), the student must work for at least 6 hours per day. At the end of every internship period, students are supposed to complete at least 120 hours.
The single requirement for the acceptance of the internship is the Internship Coordinator's consent. Observations from internship must be documented and presented in the form of a clear and concise technical report (Internship Notebook), which the student brings to the Internship Committee for evaluation. The company must send two more documents to the University's address via post: Company's Evaluation of the Student and The Internship Acceptance Form. The former directly affects the student's grade from this course, whereas the latter serves as a proof and acknowledgement that the student has really done the internship.
Students are expected to learn about a real business and work environment and get involved in many aspects of the hardware and software development process. In addition, students are generally expected to:
Begin to work effectively as part of a team, developing interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills within a managed environment, exercising some personal responsibility.
Apply theory, techniques and relevant tools to the specification, analysis, design, implementation, and testing of a simple engineering product;
Actively participate in, reflect on, and begin to take responsibility for, personal learning and development;
Before you start your internship, you have to download the acceptance form from below and have your internship supervisor in the company fill it out. Then the internship coordinator (Zehra Sikira), has to approve it.