SIP can be carried out locally or overseas. Participating organisations undertakes the following key responsibilities:-
Submit a Student Internship Programme (SIP) Application Form and provide the training programme/project outline/job scope of the interns. This form could help to identify the nature of training the student will be receiving, and facilitate matching the right student (in terms of specialisation) to the job.
The organisation is also required to work with the polytechnic on a set of mutually agreed learning outcomes for the SIP before the SIP commences. The training programme should provide relevant learning activities that are likely to lead interns towards the desired learning outcomes. These learning outcomes and training programme will be used to prepare students on the organisation’s expectations and requirements.
Student Internship Programme (SIP) intern should have an in-organisation supervisor to oversee his/her performance. This will help ensure compliance with job requirements and practices of the organisation. At the end of the SIP, the supervisor will assess the performance of the intern; ascertain if opportunities are given to him/her and if the desired learning outcomes are met.
In addition, the organisation supervisor will oversee matters such as endorsing the daily attendance, verifying the intern’s record of activities, supervising his/her training, etc. If there are any doubts, organisation supervisor can co-ordinate with the Liaison Officer assigned by the polytechnic.
One or more assigned TP staff will act as Liaison Officer(s) between the organisation and the interns. The organisation will liaise with the Liaison Officer (LO) from the polytechnic on all matters relating to the SIP interns.
The role of the LO is NOT to provide technical advice/assistance to interns or the project(s) assigned to the interns. His/her role is to mediate on any issues, if any, arising between the organisation and the interns.
The organisation, in particular the supervisor, will be required to provide feedback on the performance of each SIP intern by completing a Performance Appraisal Form. This will be submitted to the polytechnic through the Liaison Officer at the end of the attachment period. The overall result will be recorded in the intern’s transcript.