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 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;
The course "CEN 200 Internship" is registered in the 3th semester (1st semester in the 2rd year), while The course "CEN 300 Internship" is registered in the 5th semester (1st semester in the 3rd year). We advise students to do the internship during the summer breaks. There are several reasons for this decision:
The University can also facilitate the process of getting the internship opportunities in some domestic companies. However, the number of such available companies is limited and cannot satisfy the needs of all students from our department. Therefore, students are advised to fully engage in seeking the appropriate internship opportunity for themselves. The University is not obliged to provide a student with the company to do internship, but will always guide the student so that he (she) finds one easier and faster. The best practice in the previous years was to search for such companies in the student's birth place or the place of residence and its surroundings. It is also possible to do the internship abroad (outside Bosnia and Turkey).
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 (Adnan Hodžić), has to approve it. And the final step before you start your internship is to go to the career office and inform them about your internship.
Download CV Sample HERE
Download Acceptance Form HERE
Download Student Evaluation HERE
Internship Notebook is available at the Copying place on the ground floor.
For any other questions please refer to the internship coordinator.