The current UBI BA programme has three internship modules, one in each year, and they are the professional placement requirements for the Bachelor programme. Each year, the standards for the internship study outcome will be increasing and ensures a smooth transformation of the student's role, changing from a student to a professional.
The internship provides an opportunity for the student to apply the knowledge and skills learnt during the year of study. By working as an intern in an organisation or a business, the student has the chance to demonstrate to his/her immediate supervisor his/her ability to perform the assigned task and work with others under the prevailing conditions.
Courses and workshops will be provided in order to assist in developing personal and ethics skills needed for the workplace, and ease the internship journey: from writing a CV, to interview techniques, onboarding and professional performance during the internship.
Objectives of internships
On completion of the internship, the successful student is expected to:
Demonstrate an understanding of business operations and actions taken by management;
Develop increased knowledge of the specific field he/she worked in;
Critique the sector and the company he/she worked in.
The internship should last a minimum of four weeks, working a 37.5 hour per week.
It is preferable and advisable that the internship is performed in English.
The country where the internship takes place does not matter.
Students will not be allowed to work in a family business and their supervisor cannot be a relative or a friend.
Students cannot work twice in the same company unless, exceptionally, with the Programme Director’s permission and provided it is in a different department.
During the internship, a UBI representative will contact the supervisor to review its progress.
For more information on the Internship modules please see the module narrative in the Student Programme Handbook.