The internship is one of the programs undertaken by universities in the world to expose their students early for industrial training or employment at the actual workplace of companies before they complete their studies. The internship duration varies from one university to another,ranges from 3 months to 9 months. Students can later be offered a permanent job if they meet the criteria or job requirement.
In line with this, as part of the organisation's ongoing efforts
For example, MIDA Germany, both Frankfurt and Munich offices have assisted Malaysian students in getting internships with German companies. The number of Malaysian students in Germany quadrupled in the last ten years. Currently, close to 1,000 young JPA, MARA and private Malaysian students study in degree courses in German universities, taking advantage of the cutting-edge science and engineering courses offered there. In collaboration with the JPA and MARA offices based in Frankfurt as well as the Consulat General Office, MIDA Germany has successfully persuaded German companies who have operations in Malaysia to offer internships to Malaysian students. Companies that are working very closely with MIDA include BMW, Infineon, Mühlbauer, Osram, Daimler, Porsche, BASF, B.Braun, Schmidt & Clemens, Esmo Group to name a few.
In 2017, MIDA Paris collaborated with the Malaysian Students Associations in France (MASAF) to organisethe Career Fair Weekend 2017 in Paris. The platform served as a meeting avenue for participating French companies to get in touch with Malaysian students who studied in renowned French education institutions. It was also used by the students to find internship offers or recruitment upon graduation. In 2018, MIDA Paris and MASAF co-organised a CV Workshop and Industrial Insights 2018 in Toulouse. The event was successfully attended by 40 Malaysian students and 5 French companies namely GIFAS (aerospace association), PIRIOU Group (shipbuilding and MRO), Daher (aerospace, defence, nuclear and automotive industrial sectors in the fields of manufacturing, services and transport), Orinox (experts in plant engineering digitalisation) and Ciel & Tierre (solar energy equipment supplier). These companies were keen on looking for students for internship.
MIDA Seoul is still at an initial stage of promoting overseas internship among Korean companies. As a first initiative, MIDA Seoul together with Korea Industrial Technology Association (KOITA), Embassy of Malaysia, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Education Department (JPA) co-organised a Seminar on Business Opportunities in Malaysia on 22nd April 2019, and one of the topics presented and discussed during the seminar was on "Malaysian Talent Pool: What Malaysian students can offer".
MIDA Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) has facilitated several Japanese companies in their efforts to employ and train Malaysian students graduated from Japanese universities through close collaboration with the Human Resource Development Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo and Malaysian Students' Association in Japan (MSAJ). Some of these companies will provide
MIDA's initiative to enhance the employability of Malaysian overseas graduates is in line with the aspiration of the Government to ensure companies investing in Malaysia are able to secure qualified high knowledge talent with practical experience.
Going forward, MIDA has developed an online platform with the support of JPA and MARA, namely the Overseas Internship & Management Trainee Program Portal. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate internship or management trainee opportunities for Malaysian sponsored students (under MARA and JPA) studying abroad and encourage foreign investors and MNCs to provide employment opportunities and industrial trainings. The link to the portal is