Students demand streamlining of internship criteria

ISLAMABAD, Aug, 13 (APP): Students of the different universities who have to go through internships have demanded for an impartial criteria based on equal opportunity for a hassle free completion of their compulsory assignment.

Expressing their dismay they said, registering themselves as a trainee in an organizations is not the last straw rather it turns to be a can of worms for them as they are treated like unwanted and irrelevant guests at work places.

Qurat-ul-Ain, a student of International Islamic University, talking to this agency said, “ I was treated as uninvited guest as I had no high-reference for a smooth entry into an organization. Finally a reference worked for me and I am lucky to having training at a reputed organization.’

Tayyaba Aslam of the same university voiced, despite having permission letter of the university she had to apply whole bag of tricks to enter an organization to register as an internee.

“There is no impartial criterion as some students are even paid by the government for internship at reputed organizations while others have to move from pillar to post just to have an entrance for a non-paid training, lamented Saadia Aslam an internee of Fatima Jinnah University.

Miss Neelum, who is having training at an advertising agency, however, had encouraging remarks, and termed her experience a wonderful start, a knowledgeable environment and great exposure for young learners,.

Miss Anmol Rasheed going through an internship from a private news channel also complained for not being provided due attention and guidance despite remaining available for hours. “The instructors always display themselves so busy and unapproachable” she complained.

“It’s just a 6-8 weeks training, and after completion, our performances by our universities are examined with a fine tooth comb which is unjust and irrational”, said Hashim Khan a student of the National University of Modern Languages who just concluded his internship from the official news agency.

The instructors unless and until allowed by their seniors do not transfer their knowledge generously but they do have justification for not being able to spare time, remarked Arooj
Fatima of Fatima Jinnah University.

“We are ready to educate with full dedication without any financial reward but we must be relaxed from our routine/hectic official assignments because it’s a full time job to start teaching basics to a student, remarked, an Instructor of the internees at a media house.

When contacted, head of the media department of the Islamic University said, the students complains are valid but it’s also a part of training and they must show active presence at workplace with a stout heart for their goals.