Benefits of An Internship
Malaysia is a unique and vibrant country holding a cocktail of cultures. Aside from its impressive capital city, the overall infrastructure of Malaysia is one of the best in Asia and is continuously developing. As this country becomes a major business hub in Asia, an internship in Malaysia is an ideal opportunity to gain international working experience. The best platform to look for internships would be at Kerija.
An internship in Malaysia will look impressive on the intern’s CV when applying to companies in the future. One who is more diverse will be recognized by his/her employers by seeing them getting out of their comfort zone while working in a foreign country. Going abroad to pursue a Malaysia internship will not only increase their skills and knowledge but also the intern’s professional network by meeting industry professionals.
And with this, here are the benefits of an internship:
1. Valuable Work Experience
First and foremost, an internship will give the intern a valuable work experience that employers look for when they’re hiring graduates. It shows proactivity and dedication to bettering their career prospects, but also will provide them with valuable on-the-job experience. So when it comes to writing a cover letter and the intern need to display that they have experience of dealing with clients and queries, the intern can use their internship as an example of when you carried this out like a boss.
2. Development of Skills
Internships are also a great way to develop their skills in the workplace. Yes, the university does provide them with skills such as keeping to deadlines, research and analytical skills, but internships allow them to develop commercial awareness about the industry they want to work in. This is particularly important for industries such as law but employers will be impressed with the intern’s knowledge of whatever industry they choose to work in.
On top of this, internships allow them to solve problems, organise their time effectively and show that they can work in a team that is something different to a seminar presentation.
3. Contacts & Job Prospects
Work experience and skill development alone will put the intern in good stead to snatch up a graduate job but internships also allow the intern to build up their contacts in the industry. The company they intern for may want to keep in touch, in case they have any opportunities. Alternatively, one of the company’s clients that they develop a working relationship with may like to interview them for a role they have available.
4. The intern should be paid
If all these benefits still haven’t persuaded the intern to look for an internship rather than seeking out far-off tourist destinations, then let us whisper in your ear that interns should (legally) be paid for their work. And if payment hasn’t been mentioned, don’t worry, as they can claim their money back. The interns are entitled to the National Minimum Wage during an internship but if they are in an unpaid internship you can report the company to HMRC once they are finished, as to not create any bad blood.
The unpaid internship debate is a tricky one as if it’s really valuable, enjoyable work and they are developing lots and skills and making loads of contacts, one won’t want to leave. Similarly, if there’s the prospect of a job at the end of it, one might want to stay.
You can watch this video to learn how to do well in your internship: