Avail­abil­ity of in­tern­ships

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

From the com­pa­nies’ per­spec­tive, more than four out of five (86.9 per­cent) re­spon­dents claimed that their com­pa­nies “al­ways have in­terns”, this was fol­lowed by a small num­ber (5.4 per­cent) who said they do have in­terns but “not al­ways”, 3.3 per­cent said they don’t have in­terns but are “plan­ning to start”, and only 4.4 per­cent said they are “not in­ter­ested” in hav­ing in­terns.

Nearly eight out of 10 re­spon­dents sur­veyed (78.1 per­cent) said that there are “enough in­tern­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able” in the Mid­dle East re­gion. Only 21.9 per­cent of re­spon­dents dis­agree with this state­ment. In fact, more than seven out of ten re­spon­dents (73.1 per­cent) found an in­tern­ship in their coun­try of res­i­dence “eas­ily” as stu­dents, com­pared 26.9 per­cent who felt that it was dif­fi­cult to find an in­tern­ship.

There is al­ways room for im­prove­ment, none­the­less. Al­most all (98.8 per­cent) of those sur­veyed be­lieve com­pa­nies should work with uni­ver­si­ties to cre­ate more in­tern­ship pro­grams, com­pared to just 1.2 per­cent who dis­agreed.

Gov­ern­ments seem to have a big role as well. 97.4 per­cent of those sur­veyed agreed that lo­cal gov­ern­ments should en­cour­age and sup­port de­vel­op­ing in­tern­ship pro­grams, com­pared to just 2.6 per­cent that dis­agreed.

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