Internships allow fresh graduates from Colleges/Universities the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a professional set up. Interns will gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to explore career avenues.
How do I find an internship?
The ICT Commission will advertise intern positions offered by organizations/companies in the ICT Industry.
Is the intern paid?
Hosting Institutions, Companies, Parents and Guardians are encouraged to facilitate their children with basic intern cost such as transport, food etc for successful implementation of the program as guided by the National Internship Guideline. However, Internship coordinator will offer subsistence allowance to best applicants upon availability of resources and after consultations with their respective Universities/Colleges. Time to time arrangements will be made between the Internship Coordinator/Donor Partners and host institutions to facilitate interns.
What happens at the end of my internship?
You will receive a letter of recommendation from your Mentor. You will also have an opportunity to evaluate the internship program.
How do I request an intern?
Complete the Internship Proposal Form and a Duty Statement. Forward the forms to the Internship Coordinator. Once the coordinator provides you with the required interns, hold competitive interviews so applicants know you mean business in the same way you would do to anyone applying for a permanent job. Check references, ask for school transcripts and upon request, the Internship Coordinator will assist prospective hosts in selecting and interviewing students.
How long can I keep my intern?
In the course of implementing this ICT internship program, the internship period will not be more than six months but may last for more than the period stated depending on the arrangements made between you and the intern after completion of the formal internship period recognized by this program.
How does the student benefit with an unpaid internship?
The objective of the internship program is to provide interns with experience that will bridge the gap between their academic knowledge and intended career.
How do I prepare for my intern?
Complete all necessary forms. Orientate the intern to your organization. Discuss duties, responsibilities and training. Be sure to have a proper work station with office supplies for the intern.
What if I have a “problem” with an Intern?
Sometimes the host and the intern are not a good fit. Interns do not have the same rights as employees in the terms of unemployment compensation or termination procedures. Decide whether the mistake deserves a second chance. If not, counsel the intern on why the internship has come to an end and notify the Internship Coordinator immediately.