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Internships are a cost-effective way for employers to pre-screen, evaluate, train, recruit, and potentially hire talent. The employer participation helps students and faculty understand what is important in your industry and the skills valued, so we can better educate students to make an immediate contribution to your organization.
Students in College of Engineering (CEN) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) are required to do an internship as a graduation requirement. Students that are taking more than 7 credit hours during the Fall and Spring academic semesters are not be allowed to take the internship course. Moreover, students that are taking a course during the summer semester are not allowed to register for the internship course. Eligible students can do their internships during the winter break, starting from December 11, 2023 to January 19, 2024.
To ensure mutually beneficial outcomes from the internship, we encourage employers to share with us a detailed Job Description. The recruitment process is based on the steps below:
The students are required to work physically on the employer’s site or virtually online.
The company that provides internship opportunity must have an official trade license in the country that it is operating in. In special circumstances, opportunities from startup companies could be accommodated.
As much as possible the internship should provide:
The following internship outcomes are expected for students in Computer Science and Engineering and relevant for internships:
The following behavioral competencies (i.e. soft skills) should be developed:
At the end of the internship placement of the student, the College of Engineering will share a specific form for evaluating the student. The supervisor is requested to submit a final evaluation report on the technical and behavioral aspects of the interns.
Students in the College of Engineering (CEN) are required to complete a 1-year graduation project during their senior year of full-time studies at AUS. The project is conducted in a team consisting of 3-4 students under the supervision of a CEN faculty. In many cases, the students elect to extend the internship work to their graduation project and include a mentor from industry.
If you would like to offer job opportunities or internships for engineering students, please send an email to [email protected]