The internship is beneficial at any time. However, some may find it beneficial to have the internship at the end of their studies as a way to transition into the workforce. In all cases, it is recommended that you speak with your academic supervisor to determine the best time to engage in the CLUE internship.
It requires you to produce a presentation as part of the end of placement workshop on some element of your internship that represents a significant learning outcome for you. This may or may not include specific elements from your written report.
Student has to file a written report that describes the placement:
The overall organization and presentation of the report is clear and effective.
Grammar, style and citation/reference formats are accurate and appropriate.
Establishes the organizational context (including reporting structure, hour of work, etc.) the purpose and nature of work.
Indicates the kinds of work undertaken during the work term, including the identification of specific tasks, analyzes the contributions of the student to that work and assesses the learning experience.
Effectively relates the work experience to the student’s academic studies.
Identifies the student’s challenges and accomplishments.
Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the work experience and makes suggestions to improve the experience.
The internship will have no impact on your ability to do research in any area. However, please be aware that you may not be able to use proprietary industry partner intellectual property provided or created as part of your internship.
Our goal is to ensure every student gets a placement. However, should you not get a placement after two rounds, we will work with you detemine the impediments to your success and guide you accordingly. We can also defer your placement to another term.
There are 3 key reasons; 1) To maximize your opportunities to be chosen and to receive a placement. 2) To gain interviewing skills and increase your self confidence in these situations. 3) To gain an appreciation of the trends in the competencies favored by industry.