General Policies for Internship Program
- The student who will participate in the internship program must enrol first the internship subject before he/she starts the internship.
- Each student must attend the orientation program set by the school prior to the start of his/her internship. This will serve as basis for establishing an argument between the internship coordinator, student-intern and employer.
- All applicants for internship need to pass their Pre-Internship Course.
- During the entire duration of internship, each student will participate in professionally related experiences and finish the prescribed number of hours in due time.
- The student must accept a position or assignment for which the responsibilities expand upon previous experience. Students will not be allowed to continue in a current position or repeat an experience for which they have already been received.
- The internship site must be appropriate to the student-intern’s program of study and must be approved by the Internship Coordinator.
- Rotational internships allow the student to work in all departmental operations in an organized sequence. Positional internships designate one specific job assignment for the entire internship. Ordinarily, students have no control over the employer’s choice of a rotational or positional internship. Whereas, students need to be open- minded when it comes to the type of internship.
- Internship may or may not be paid work experience. However, during the internship, students are expected to complete hours of their internship project, for which they should not expect to be compensated. Nevertheless, student may accept stipends for services rendered, especially for food and lodging or travel expense reimbursement with regard to accomplishing the internship project, if the employer agrees.
- The student accepts professional responsibility to fulfill the internship obligation as dedicated in the Internship Placement Agreement. Failure to complete internship subjects would mean a possible failing grade and/or a requirement to complete the course again.
10. The faculty in charge for internship awards academic grades based on the results of the following:
- 50 % – Evaluation of professional performance by the employer
- 25% – Narrative report
- 25% – Internship Office assessment based on monitoring.
11. Each student will log internship experiences weekly. The logs are to be sent to the internship coordinator and/or faculty in charge for internship for evaluation. At the end of the practical training, a comprehensive typewritten internship project will be submitted to the internship coordinator.
12. The internship coordinator will communicate with the employer during the internship through appropriate visitation and meetings. They will also meet the students to discuss performance.
13. Any member of the parties may terminate agreement provided a proper notice has been forwarded in writing to the internship coordinator. In the case of termination, the agreement will remain in existence for such a period so that the student can make adequate provision for exit and return to campus.
14. The internship office is not responsible for the assignment and monitoring of students accommodation while on their internship.