Students interested in an internship placement can expect to complete a minimum of the following steps before and during the internship period. Throughout application, placement, and participation in the internship, applicants are assisted by a dedicated professional: the Internship Coordinator.
Our Internship Coordinator and student support staff work very hard to ensure that students receive the appropriate placement and so further steps may be required than those listed below.
Student sends the Internship Coordinator their Internship Application, including resumes and a cover letter that allows them to explain their desired goals for the internship experience
The Internship Coordinator will set up an individual interview with the student via Skype to better understand his/her personal and professional ambitions that the internship may help him/her achieve.
3. INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
Each student is matched with a local company that best suits their desires and needs and vice versa.
4. INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The student receives notification of their internship assignment via an individualized Internship Program, including project ideas that the student may consider developing in their internship role. The student is also assigned work shifts that work around their course commitments at Sant’Anna.
During the first day of the program, student interns attend an Internship Orientation to learn key cultural factors about the professional environment.
Each student is introduced by the Internship Coordinator to his/her workplace during an initial meeting between their employers and the Sant’Anna Internship Coordinator, in order to set guidelines and expectations for this collaborative experience.
3. WEEKLY MEETINGS
The student interns meet weekly with the Internship Coordinator to review successes and challenges of the internship experience, as well as goals for the upcoming week. The Internship Coordinator is there to help with any advice/assistance that may be deemed necessary.
At the last internship meeting, students will present their final projects and receive a certificate of completion of the internship, as a reference for future job opportunities.