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ERIC Number: EJ1113694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
Benefits to Host Organizations from Participating in Internship Programs in Botswana
Mgaya, Klodwig; Mbekomize, Christian
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v15 n2 p129-144 2014
Across the globe internship programs have gained the attention of many tertiary institutions. Many researchers have found the internship programs to be beneficial to the students, tertiary institutions and host organizations. The Faculty of Business at the University of Botswana runs an internship program which attaches students to various organizations for a period of ten weeks. This study presents the views of host organizations on their commitment to continue supporting the internship program and the structure of benefits that they get from it. Closed and open-ended questions were used to collect the views and an exploratory factor analysis was used to analyze the responses. The findings suggest that host organizations benefit in four ways: fulfillment of corporate social responsibility, enhancement of corporate image, gaining of new idea, and cost savings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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