Marius Calin BENEA
Politehnica University Timișoara, Faculty of Engineering Hunedoara,, Hunedoara, Romania

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4th International Conference – ERAZ 2018 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, Sofia- Bulgaria, June 7, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia;  Faculty of Business Studies, Mediterranean University – Podgorica, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-12-7


In the dictionary, the internship is defined as „an official or formal program to provide practical exception for beginners in a profession”.
As a result, it represents a good insertion on the labor market for young people who start to build a career.
However, there are cases where the trainee does not make the most of such experience, either because of him or the employer.
That is why we recommend that both sides should prepare the internship program. On the one hand, companies have to offer their employees a workspace or at least a common space with the staff so they can be directly involved in the affairs of the organization and they can put into practice the theoretical knowledge studied in college.
On the other hand, the trainee should be as well prepared as possible with regard to the organization where he wants to do the internship. More specifically, to learn the company’s history, growth plans, and organizational culture, which makes services or products unique, who forms competition, and what opportunities to grow if there are prospects to continue their career in this context. Then be careful, try to accumulate as much as de facto experience at the workplace and learn as much from the people in the company with whom they work directly.
This way, both camps – intern and employer – will benefit from an internship program.
The purpose of this article is to point out that internship in Romania is a factor of development, relating the relations between universities and companies. But unfortunately it faces great difficulties today in Romania. That is because of both, universities and companies

Key words

Internship, Company, Student