An intern or stagiaire is one who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, making it similar to an apprenticeship. Interns are usually college or university students, but they can also be high school students or post graduate adults seeking skills for a new career. Student internships provide opportunities for students to gain experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, or gain school credit1.
Internships may be part-time or full-time; typically they are part-time during the university year and full-time in the summer, and they typically last 6-12 weeks, but can be shorter or longer.
The internship experience at Suleyman Demirel University is an 8 weeks compulsory program that offers students the opportunity to meet individual educational goals and objectives. The following guide on details of passing internship is developed for the students of following specialty
Economics 050506 2
Management 050507 3
Finance 050509 5
6 credits are allocated to this internship. Before joining the company where student will pass the internship it is advisable for the students to consult the supervisor and define the theme of a diploma thesis and, develop its plan. During internship students collect evidence on the activities of enterprises (firms, organizations), that will be used to write a diploma thesis.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE INTERNSHIP
a) Internships will provide students the opportunity to test their interest in a particular career before permanent commitments are made.
b) Internship students will develop skills in the application of theory to practical work situations.
c) Internships will provide students the opportunity to test their aptitude for a particular career before permanent commitments are made.
d) Internship students will develop skills and techniques directly applicable to their careers.
e) Internships will aid students in adjusting from college to full-time employment.
f) Internships will provide students the opportunity to develop attitudes conducive to effective interpersonal relationships.
g) Internships will increase a student's sense of responsibility.
h) Internship students will be prepared to enter into full-time employment in their area of specialization upon graduation.
i) Internship students will acquire good work habits.
j) Internships will provide students with the opportunity to earn a salary while pursuing educational goals.
k) Internship students will develop employment records/references that will enhance employment opportunities.
l) Internships will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the formal functional activities of a participating organization.
m) Internships will provide students the opportunity to understand informal organizational interrelationships.
n) Internship programs will enhance advancement possibilities of graduates.
o) Internship students will have higher levels of academic performances.
p) Internship programs will increase student earning potential upon graduation.