SMU was the first local University to introduce mandatory internships of 10 weeks as part of its degree requirement for all undergraduate students. The average SMU student completes between 2 to 6 internships during their degree programme, which attests to the value such experiences offer. Through the SMU Internship Programme, more than 1 in 2 SMU students secure employment before graduation and 1 in 4 students has received job offers before graduation. Moreover, 1 in 3 graduates has reported that they are employed with the company they last interned at.
From AY2019/2020, via the new SMU Core Curriculum, internships are to be integrated with the Capabilities pillar and one academic credit for internships of 10 weeks or longer is being introduced. To ensure rigour in the conferring of this 1 CU, the internship requirements will be enhanced to include elements such as a revamped Finishing Touch career-preparatory programme, guided reflection journals and an internship report. A work-study scheme that would allow students to take up longer term internships of up to 6 months, earning credit in the process.
Currently, available work-study scheme from SMU School of Computing and Information Systems include:
The Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre (DKHMCC) will lead the SMU Internship Programme and will facilitate the new process. DKHMCC has created 5 Internship Readiness Modules (IRMs) to be delivered online to prepare students for their internships and to help them optimize their internship experiences. Included in the training is a Reflective Practice Unit that guides students on techniques to reflect on their cognitive learning experiences and document their learning outcomes throughout their internship.
For more detailed information about internships, matriculated students may refer to:
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Last updated on 15 Jan 2021 .