What do intern horticultural engineers expect from the internship process?

Ş. Uysal
The internship process is a 45 workday period to gain knowledge and vocational skills. An efficient internship process will ensure a smooth transition to professional life. Not only should intern engineers be evaluated by her/his teacher in the internship process but the internship process should also be evaluated by the intern engineer. The aim of this study was to determine whether intern horticultural engineers had a satisfactory internship and to determine what they expect from the internship process. In this study, 74 engineers who had completed their internship at public research institutes (54) and private sector organizations (20) were asked questions about their internships. According to the findings obtained, intern horticultural engineers indicated that the 45 workday period was not sufficient and the internship time should be increased. They also noted that they were able to experience only a small number of the activities related to crop production like planting, plant nutrition, harvest etc. The other important outcome is that intern engineers don't want to work on trivial routine tasks but want to work on technical issues.
Uysal, Ş. (2019). What do intern horticultural engineers expect from the internship process?. Acta Hortic. 1258, 195-200
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1258.27
internship, work experience

Acta Horticulturae