The value of a well-chosen internship program in schools can help an individual with their chosen career path, giving them a clearer idea of what exactly working in that field entails and add value to a holistic education curriculum.
The individual can then re-evaluate themselves and their goals in terms of their performance during the internship period.
An internship can also help develop soft skills that can come in handy in any profession later.
Internships can also help with networking and building contacts.
Most importantly, it's a learning experience. So try not to expect too much and take things as they come along, taking in as much as you can, even if it involves doing small tasks that may seem 'easy' or 'irrelevant.'
Interns are an essential part of our successful enterprise. Most of them work directly with our partners and provide support at the local level. We host interns for a few weeks to one year. You could be teaching at the school or assisting the school staff in helping in teaching and learning. Your passion and volunteering are most dear to us!
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and responsible interns can make an enormous impact to take ahead the development agenda.
Depending on the individuals' interests and experience and the school's needs, the intern may be appropriately placed in a classroom supporting and occasionally leading core curriculum classes and extracurricular programmes. During their tenure, the intern's lives are intimately engaged in the school community, and these experiences often create lasting impressions for all.
Critical areas for participation are Instruction and Training, Supervision, Counselling and Assessment.