INTERNSHIP

Introduction

The Student-Professional Experiences or commonly known as Practicum, Internship, Community-Industry Immersion or On-the-Job Training are courses in which students participate in a professional work environment, and properly documenting their experiences. Students apply their knowledge and attain experiences related to their chosen academic fields by working within a professional work setting supervised by a Career Training Coordinator (CTC) of ICCT Colleges together with the assigned officer of the Host Training Establishment (HTE). The Student Internship Program (SIP) is designed to allow students enhanced their professionalism, gain career knowledge, work environment observation and may consider various career options.

Introduction

The ICCT Colleges Foundation, Inc. – Career Development & Job Placement Center (CDJPC) was created as a response for comprehensive implementation of this Student Internship Program (SIP) in compliance with CMO No. 23 series of 2009 of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in accordance with RA 722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994”, and pursuant to the Commission en banc Resolution No. 148 dated April 19, 2009. The SIP is also extended for the students under the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) courses. The said office is responsible to effectively manage and monitor students-professional experiences in coordination with their respective College Deans and Department Heads. In addition to academic coursework, CDJPC in collaboration with the Office of the Academic Affairs (OAA) and the Office of the Student Affairs (OSA) require students to complete the Student Internship Program as part of their respective curriculum and completion of their degree and non-degree courses. This requirement offers the chance to apply coursework in real-world settings and be more effectively prepare students for their professional career. Aside from the exposure of students to the work environment, they will also undertake procedures before, during and after the SIP period, and integrating Career Development & Job Placement Program. The Special Projects & Affiliations Office (SPAO) will undertake the Community-Industry Partnership & Linkages in order to strengthen the affiliation and coordination of the Student Internship Program with various industries including local government units and other organizations. Accreditation of Host Training Establishments (HTE) is implemented to protect and manage effectively the outcome of the SIP. Thus, this Student Internship Program Manual that provides instructions and guidelines needed for the successful completion of the course should be read carefully prior to the beginning of your internship experience.

Philosophy

The primary purpose of the internship requirement is to provide experiential learning outside of the classroom stressing self-motivation. Students will gain vital skills and experience that they will be able to use throughout their professional career. Through these experiences, students explore workplace culture, diversified work tasks, and gain the experiences necessary to build a marketable résumé. Additionally, internships provide students with an opportunity to build up their community of relationships, which become useful when seeking employment after graduation. Work training experience allows students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real-life situation and to develop professional experience in a structured nurturing environment. During the internship, students become a part of the organization or company, and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, in accordance with the CDJPC Internship Code of Conduct.

Goals and Objectives

1. To acquire professional experiences:

  • Understand professional practice and adherence to codes of professional ethics, including ethical decision making;
  • Sharpen aspects of professionalism, including honesty/integrity, reliability /responsibility, respect for others, compassion/empathy, and even advocacy; Develop new knowledge and skills;
  • Work independently and/or with others, both within and outside the organization/company by applying professional knowledge and skills;
  • Observe the functioning of the organization/company, including the administration and activities;
  • Build upon previous knowledge and experiences by working within and critically appraising a professional setting;
  • Gain career knowledge and evaluate career options and goals.

2. To apply theories and research:

  • Apply concepts and skills gained from academic experience to a professional work setting;
  • Apply technology and analytical skills to a specific work setting;

3.To further develop and integrate personal characteristics:

  • Self-awareness and emotional stability, interpersonal and group process skills, communication, collaboration, problem-solving skills, cultural competence, professional ethics and behavior.

SIP Guidelines General

Student Internship Program Procedures

The CDJP  Office will accommodate those who are approved and enrolled Internship/Practicum/On-theJob Training and/or any other related internship course under the academic curriculum of the college.  The following are the procedures to register in the Student Internship Program:

STEP 1 Student must complete the SIP Internship Application (SIP-IA) Form downloadable from the official website of ICCT Colleges – www.icct.edu.ph under the INTERNSHIP MENU;
STEP 2 Prepare copies of school ID, official registration form and the updated prospectus or summary of grades.  Submit these documents together with your SIP-IA to the Career Development & Job Placement Office, Monday to Saturday, 7am to 4pm;
STEP 3 Log in to the pre-registration for SIP Orientation Program; attend the schedule of the orientation to strictly facilitate or proceed to step no. 4;
STEP 4 Fill-out completely the Internship Recommendation Letter (IRL) and Internship Waiver Agreement Form (IWAF) downloadable from the official website of ICCT Colleges – www.icct.edu.ph under the INTERNSHIP MENU;
STEP 5 Submit your IRL, IWAF together with copy of your resume and letter of application for signature and approval of your SIP-IA;
STEP 6 Personally forward your IRL and IWAF to the HTE; Make sure to prepare yourself for the application procedure of the HTE just like in a normal application for employment; Present your documents by compiling them in a long folder with the following sequence:

  • Letter of Application
  •  Internship Recommendation Letter (IRL)
  •  Internship Waiver Agreement Form (IWAF)
  •  Resume
  •  Photocopy of School ID
  •  Photocopy of Registration Form
STEP 7 Return the IWAF completely signed by the Host Training Establishment to officially acknowledge or register the start of your internship to the CDJP Office; attach to it a photocopy of your parent / guardian’s valid identification card bearing his/her signature (ID must be from the your parent or guardian who signed your IWAF);
STEP 8 During the internship period, submit Student Internship Activity Report (SIAR) every 100 hours of the 300 hours OJT, every 150 hours of the 450 hours OJT, every 200 hours of the 600 hours OJT), or during Prelim, Midterm and Final Examination Schedule through careers@icct.edu.ph; All permits must be signed by the Career Training Coordinator to validate your SIP;  SIAR format is downloadable from the official website of ICCT Colleges – www.icct.edu.ph under the INTERNSHIP MENU
STEP 9 Prepare your Internship Summary Report (ISR) during the last period of your internship;  see SIP Guidelines and Procedure Manual for the format of ISR at www.icct.edu.ph/internship;
STEP 10 Submit the original copy of your Internship Certificate of Completion (ICoC) and Internship Evaluation Form (IEF) at the Registrar’s Office;  Download your Internship Evaluation Form (IEF) and must be completed by your HTE mentor;  IEF must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Registrar’s Office;
STEP 11 Provide a photocopy of your ICoC and submit it together with your Internship Summary Report (ISR), Student Self-Evaluation of Internship Form (SSEI) and photocopy of your Final Exam Permit at the CDJP Office to recognize completion of your SIP.

Reminders:

  • Student intern must complete the required number of hours within the trimester period when the internship course is enrolled.
  • Internship Certificate of Completion (ICoC) must be in the HTE /Organization /Company’s Official Letterheads.  It must contain your complete name, course, training period (dates when you started and completed), total number of hours completed, department or office assigned, and the name and designation of the certifying officer.

 

 

SIP Guidelines for CoEd

Student Internship Program Procedures for College of Education

The CDJP Office will accommodate those who are approved and enrolled Internship/Practicum/On-the-Job Training and/or any other related internship course under the academic curriculum of the college.  The following are the procedures to register in the Student Internship Program:

STEP 1 Student must complete the SIP Internship Application (SIP-IA) Form downloadable from the official website of ICCT Colleges – www.icct.edu.ph under the INTERNSHIP MENU;
STEP 2 Prepare copies of school ID, official registration form and the updated prospectus or summary of grades.  Submit these documents together with your SIP-IA to the Career Development & Job Placement Office, Monday to Saturday, 7am to 4pm;
STEP 3 Log in to the pre-registration for SIP Orientation Scheduled by the Dean/OIC of the College of Education; attend the schedule of the orientation for your Cooperating School Assignment and Schedule of formal Endorsement;
STEP 4 The assigned Leader of the group will prepare the Endorsement Letter for the respective Cooperating School, format is available at the official website of ICCT Colleges – www.icct.edu.ph under the INTERNSHIP MENU; and must be checked by the Career Training Officer of the College of Education;
STEP 5 The Leader of the group will personally forward your Internship Application, IWAF and the Endorsement Letter to the Career Development Office; your documents must be compiled them in a long folder with the following sequence:

  • Letter of Application (Alphabetically Arranged)
  • Internship Waiver Agreement Form (IWAF)
  •  Photocopy of School ID
  •  Photocopy of Registration Form
STEP 6 After the scheduled endorsement, return the IWAF completely signed by the Principal/Cooperating Teacher from the Cooperating School to officially acknowledge or register the start of your internship to the CDJP Office; attach a photocopy of your parent / guardian’s valid identification card bearing his/her signature (ID must be from your parent or guardian who signed your IWAF);
STEP 7 During the internship period, Student Teachers are required to attend Sunday Classes based on the schedules enrolled.
STEP 8 Prepare your Narrative Report during the last period of your internship; secure two copies of the Narrative Report one (1) for the Cooperating School and one (1) for your class adviser.
STEP 9 Submit the original copy of your Demo Teaching Grade and Student Teaching Grade to your respective Class Adviser.
STEP 10 Provide a photocopy of your Student Teaching Grade and submit it together with your, Student Self-Evaluation of Internship Form (SSEI) and photocopy of your Final Exam Permit at the CDJP Office to recognize completion of your SIP.

Reminders:

  • Student intern must complete the required number of hours within the trimester period when the internship course is enrolled.

 

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