Tio students do an internship each year. The internship aims to apply what they have learnt in practice. The minimum internship period is 13 weeks, but foreign internships often last from 4 to as long as 10 months.
This is what internship companies say
A suitable internship must meet a number of key conditions. Tio requires the following conditions of an organisation:
- The tasks to be carried out during the internship must reflect the student's course material.
- The tasks to be carried out during the internship must enable the student to meet the requirements stated in the prevailing internship manual for students.
- The internship organisation is familiar with the company guidelines and the internship manual for students.
- The internship organisation agrees with the internship contract.
- The internship organisation allocates a company coach who is the student's contact person.
- The internship organisation ensures a safe working environment for the student.
- The internship organisation works within the statutory frameworks (e.g. Health & Safety and Working Hours acts).
- The internship organisation is not located in a risk zone as stated in the company guidelines.
- The company should also be a recognised training company (vocational level) with the proper certificates.
If your organisation is unable to meet these conditions, then your organisation is not suitable for internships and no Tio-students will be placed.
Tio considers proper guidance of interns very important. Every work placement address must be able to demonstrate that it is capable of providing the necessary coaching. The intern is visited by the study coach during the internship. Where this is not possible overseas, the student will be supported by telephone, via skype or by email.
As a guideline, Tio recommends a gross weekly internship compensation of € 62 paid by the company that offers the student the internship. However, some companies may decide not to pay any internship compensation.
In addition to payment to the student, the internship company also pays compensation (€ 23 per week) to Tio for mediation and support. In some cases, the work placement company does not pay this fee.
Tio invests in its top students. By offering extended management work placements, Tio provides its high potentials with the ultimate challenge. The best students go on a management work placement at reputable companies where they can develop their management skills. Not only a great opportunity for the students, but also for the work placement company, as they are introduced to the cream of the crop. During the management work placement, students learn more than with a regular work placement. This might include leadership skills, decision-making and managing a team.
Would you like to know more about internships or would you like to offer an internship? Please contact our study coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org.