Micro-Internship Program 2020 has concluded


On Tuesday, 22nd of December 2020, the Career Development Center (CDC) participated in the Micro-Internship Program 2020 online final closing ceremony. The Program was organized by the IREX organization and in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Erbil and Baghdad, with the support of the General Consulate of the United States of America in Iraq. The ceremony was conducted in the presence of students who participated in the Program, CDC directors and staff, representatives of the Ministry of the Higher Education and Scientific Research, private sector representatives, employers, and IREXs' officials and employees.

Last July, IREX discussed the Micro-Internship Program 2020 with CDC centers and private sectors' representatives as an alternative for the regular Internship Program, which was implemented in the past few years. Due to the Corona Virus pandemic and its risk on students and private sector's employees, all parties agreed that the best solution is a virtual Micro-Internship.

It is worth mentioning that 388 students, 39 public and private universities across the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, and 23 private sector companies and NGOs participated in the Program. From the Duhok Polytechnic University, 13 final-year students from different departments participated in the Program by training with two companies: Hyundai – Duhok and AsiaCell and two NGOs: IREX and Rwanga Foundation.

It should be noted that the Internship Program is a specialized program that aims to help students train in with the private sector companies and foster their practical experiences. The Program is managed and supervised by the Council of Ministries with cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education in Erbil and Baghdad, and It has its instructions on how the participants should do it.   

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