Advising the student – you could suggest the student looks at the student section of this website as it contains advice and guidance on all stages of their process from initial thinking about whether an internship is right for them through the internship to maximizing the benefit they gained from it. If you are interested the following sections of advice are given:
I am just thinking about an internship or project, why might one be good for me and what should I be thinking about?
What are the first steps I should take in finding an internship or project?
What should I do to prepare now I have the offer of an internship?
How should I prepare for my first days of the internship?
Important things for your first day?
What should I do during my internship?
What should I think about as my internship comes to an end?
How do I ensure I get the most long-term benefit from my internship?
Other frequently asked questions:
As the academic responsible for a student undertaking an internship you may need to think about and check:
The background of the internship company for suitability of work practices and quality of placement project
Whether a health and safety review is needed to ensure the student will be working in a safe environment
Whether you need to visit the company before or during the internship to check on the student. If you do not have to do this will someone else from your institution?
Is the placement company and the industrial supervisor/line manager aware of any requirements you have in respect of the project or work the student will undertake during their internship?
Think about confidentiality. This is not just National Security or matters of this seriousness – it also includes commercial confidentiality and commercially sensitive information. Do any special precautions need to be taken in respect of your visits and/or the student’s ability to talk to you about their work or their ability to report it at the end of their internship?