National Internship Program inauguratedInternship is one of the finest ways for a student to get a chance to taste about how their degrees and fields of studies work in a professional world and what they are expected to bring in the corporate world once they are done with their degrees. In Pakistan education system, the internship is one of the prerequisites of any professional degree and any student who fails to have an internship is not rewarded the degree.
There is a minimum of 4 to six weeks of internship that is required for a student to perform in his field related jobs. Engineering students are placed as an interns in their field related industries, those who are pursuing education as their careers carried out internship in schools and colleges similarly bank offers the internship to commerce and finance majors degree pursuers.
There is also a problem associated with the internship is that the number of the students are way higher than the internships which are offered by the firms. Many students who have their references in the firms are inducted on internship through the employee referral system and those who do not have any reference are often left behind.
Keeping this issue in mind, the government of Pakistan has recently launched National Internship Program where the students are placed in the public and private sector of firms for internship but obviously the proves is vigorous and through proper screening the students are given the opportunity of internship in their respective fields.
This year, the National Internship Program normally known as NIP has been inaugurated by intaking 60 students as interns in the Upper House of Parliament in Islamabad. The inauguration ceremony of the interns was held at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services PIPS in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Zafarulah Khan who is the Executive Director of PIPS said during his opening speech to the interns that the selected candidates are gone through the testing system by the education department of the nation where there is no subject of Parliamentary or constitutional history of Pakistan. This internship will give them a taste of how the parliament actually works.
He mentioned that in the modern world and their parliaments, they have developed a certain research procedures and hire the support staff for legislators but unfortunately Pakistan is far behind in developing these kind of practices. He mentioned that the parliament members are mostly busy and overworked due to the fact that they have to schedule meetings for them by themselves in a very short timing.