1. Department name: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

2. General information: A successful internship program should consider the following facts:

  • Today’s students are looking for links between their classes and practical work experiences in their field. In addition, employers are seeing the benefit of training and selecting the next-generation of professionals in their field during internships
  • A balance between the intern's learning goals and the organization’s needs should be considered
  • Internships promote academic, career, and personal development
  • Each intern is assigned advisors both from the department and from the company
  • The internship program is developed as to reflect all parties’ goals

3. Timing and duration (class level, semester, duration):  There are two internship programs one for the summer of 2nd year, one for the summer of 3rd year. Course numbers are EE300, EE400. Total of 10 weeks. An internship program cannot be less than 4 weeks. 3rd year internship program cannot be less than 6 weeks.

4. Prerequisites or internship course requirements: Completing minimum 3 semesters at AGU.

5. Number of courses and their descriptions: Internship courses will be named as EE 300 and EE 400

6. Evaluation: The internship program evaluation will be assessed as follows:

  • Daily activity reports (EEE-IF-03) 20%
  • Final report (EEE-IR-01)20%
  • Final presentation 40%
  • Site Supervisor evaluation from workplace (EEE-IF-04) 20%

7. Roles and responsibilities of:

  7.1. University internship office :

  • Coordination between the university and company
  • Helping students in preparing their application package
  • Sharing the records of previous years
  • Organizing internship fairs

  7.2. Department internship coordinator and department internship committee:

  • Advancing the internship program
  • Coordinate all aspects of the internship program
  • Proctoring the duties of all parties of the program
  • Evaluating the success of the program on a yearly basis
  • Reporting outcomes of the program to the department head on a yearly basis

  7.3.  Academic advisor of the intern:

  • Reviewing the intern's goals and objectives
  • Guiding the intern for the suitable internship places based on goals and objectives of the intern
  • Reviewing the progress of the intern every other two weeks of the internship program to assure the mutual benefits of the employer and intern

8. Internship site supervisor:

  • Informing academic advisor of the intern about who will have the primary responsibility for the intern and what will the intern be doing
  • Must be an electrical/electronics/computer engineer, applied physicist or from a related field  
  • As a mentor, helping the interns to bridge their classes and practical work experiences in their field
  • Meeting with interns regularly to provide feedback concerning their performance. The final evaluation grade is too late to provide feedback!
  • Mentor will be asked to complete an end point evaluation for the intern
  • Keep the intern directed towards his/her learning objectives by letting he intern know his/her weak and strong points
  • Providing opportunities for increasing the intern’s responsibility, professionalism, communication skills
  • Help the intern to develop networking skills
  • If a problem arises with the intern, the supervisor should contact AGU internship program office at 0352 xxx xxxx and the academic adviser

  8.1. Students:

  • Preparing a statement about his/her intents to learn and accomplish during the internship.
  • Asking approval of the academic advisor for the internship place    
  • Staying in touch with academic adviser throughout the internship
  • Preparing a final report (EEE-IR-01)
  • After the internship program, the intern should include the current challenges existing in one of the activity areas of company and possible solution proposals in the final report
  • Interns should prepare a presentation based on the final report and present in a session at which all faculty members and students are present

9. Internship process and procedures:

  • Application and allocation of the student: Students are encouraged to find and apply internship positions as this process will help them in preparing for after graduation life as well.
  • Pre-Internship student briefing (content, duration): The committee organizes during the year as many as needed.
  • Monitoring or supervising the intern: Addressed above
  • Evaluation of the internship experience: Addressed above