International internship

The aim of the internship is to combine theoretical and practical knowledge in the workplace corresponding to the qualification, to develop employee competencies necessary for practising the profession in work processes, the knowledge of materials, tools and technologies and related practical skills, as well as the development of personal relationships and cooperation in work processes, evaluative and self-evaluative behaviour in problem solving and innovation skills. Internship is a training activity defined jointly by the higher education institution and the place of the internship, which is planned, organized and evaluated as defined in the training and output requirements in accordance with the higher education vocational training programme and the programme curriculum.

The higher education institution and the place of the internship enter into a cooperation agreement to provide internships for students of the higher education institution. The student may complete a mandatory internship related to his / her field of study at an external internship or in an area provided by the University.

Students can complete compulsory internships at companies and institutions registered in Hungary, as well as at internship providers abroad. Contracts in English, German and Hungarian are available for students. The requisite documents can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate programme.

Duration of the compulsory internship and conditions / requirements for starting

 

The internship step by step:

 

Step 1:

The student looks for a host institution, which can be a company or institution registered in Hungary or a foreign company/institution. If the student cannot find an internship, he / she can ask the Careers Office for help. After a visit to the Careers Office, help will be given to find an internship.

Compulsory internships specifically in a range of fields can be downloaded. Compulsory internships for certain programmes can be downloaded in the following areas / institutions:

(1) public sector (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs; units and departments of public institutions responsible for international and European relations; local governments);

(2) foreign or domestic representations of international organizations; embassies in Budapest and abroad;

(3) the private sector (eg multinational companies, Hungarian companies with international or regional connections);

(4) press outlets dealing with foreign policy journalism and information at a professionally recognized standard;

(5) non-profit sector, NGOs (whose activities raise awareness of cross-border, global, international or regional issues such as the environment, human rights, humanitarian issues, international development);

(6) academic-research sphere (we recommend the internship in a research institute to those who envisage their future in higher education / the academic sphere).

Step 2:

Having found the host institution / company, before starting the placement, details of the place of the internship, details of your immediate supervisor and details of the job should be agreed. These can be found in the letter of intent and the cooperation agreement. The letter of intent and the cooperation agreement differ from faculty to faculty. Your Hungarian mentor will help you complete it. The relevant contract can be accessed via the following links: INSERT LINKS AND UPLOAD SUPPLY CONTRACTS DRAWN UP BY THE CAREERS OFFICE

In the case of students on the following programmes:

Step 3:

Before starting the compulsory internship, two originals of the letter of intent and the cooperation agreement must be sent to the Careers Office. The internship can only actually start if the originals are in the Careers Office. Two originals of these documents are required because one original remains in the possession of the University and one original is sent to the place of internship. The first step in the contract signing process is for the student (with the help of a mentor) to sign it with the host institution and send it to the Careers Office. The signature is carried out on behalf of the University by the Career Office, and then returned to the host institution by post. You can ask your mentor for help with the administration.

Step 4:

Starting and completing the internship. During this period, it is expedient to keep a description of the work processes performed, as this is the basis for preparing the summary of the practice and the report.

Step 5:

After completing the internship, the student should write a report on the work done. The requirements of the report can be accessed by selecting the appropriate programme:

 

Step 6:

In parallel with the preparation of the report, a company certificate is required, certifying that the student has completed his / her internship, with part of this document being an evaluation of the student's work. (By clicking on the link, a sample company certificate document is available here)

Step 7:

Upon completion of the internship, the student must submit the report and company certificate electronically to their supervisor by the specified deadline.

Level

Programme

Name and contact details of supervisor

Submission deadlines: report and company certificate

MSc

Vehicle Engineering

Álmos Dávid Tóth

(toth.almos@sze.hu)

Must be submitted to the supervisor by the last day of the teaching period

BSc

Vehicle Engineering

Álmos Dávid Tóth

(toth.almos@sze.hu)

Must be submitted to the supervisor by the last day of the teaching period

BA

International Relations

Dr Lívia Mihályka-Ablonczy

(ablne@sze.hu)

After the internship is finished, they must be sent to the Dean's Office at the Apáczai Csere János Faculty

BSc

Business Administration & Management

Dr Eszter Horváth

(horvath.eszter@sze.hu)

They must be submitted to the supervisor by the last day of the teaching period

BSc

Civil Engineering

Katalin Bene

(benekati@sze.hu)

Internship to be completed by the beginning of semester preceding final exam (by September of 7th semester). Report and company certificate must be submitted by last day of exam period of the semester preceding final examination.

BSc

Logistics Engineering

Dr Péter Németh

(nemethp@sze.hu)

Must be submitted to the supervisor by the last day of the teaching period

MSc

Computer Science Engineering

László Kajdocsi

(kajdocsi.laszlo@sze.hu)

Must be submitted to the supervisor by the last day of the teaching period

BSc

Agricultural Engineering

Dr Attila Kovács

(kovacs.attila@sze.hu)

To be submitted 2 weeks following the last day of the internship

BSc

Food Engineering

Dr Attila Kovács

(kovacs.attila@sze.hu)

Report and certificate from the company must be submitted by the penultimate day of the examination period in the given year

MSc

Mechanical Engineering

Dr Hajnalka Hargitai

(hargitai@sze.hu)

To be submitted to the supervisor by the last day of the teaching period

MSc

Computer Science

Dr Zoltán Horváth

(horvathz@sze.hu)

To be submitted on the last day of the examination period of the 3rd semester

MSc

Business Informatics

László Kajdocsi

(kajdocsi.laszlo@sze.hu)

To be submitted to the supervisor by the last day of the teaching period

 

Step 8:

The student has no further responsibilities in connection with the internship. Compulsory internships are recorded in the Neptun system.

 

If you have any questions regarding the completion of the internship, please contact Nikolett Kertész, an employee of the Careers Office, by e-mail at kertesz.nikolett@sze.hu.