‘An internship is a semester (fall, spring, summer) in duration, may or may not carry credit, may be paid or unpaid.’
Internships commonly represent a first step on the ladder towards a professional career in the most competitive sectors, including fashion, journalism, politics, law, finance, and the charity sector.
Because these areas are so competitive, employers are often able to offer internships as completely unpaid positions in Pakistan and some other countries.
For many professional careers there is now an expectation that graduates will go through an internship (or even several internships) before starting a full-time paid role. This has led to growing concern about the extent to which internships are paid, and the impact of unpaid internships on social mobility.
The persistent question is whether the internships should be paid, or unpaid. It appears likely that nonpaid internships will continue to be under the ‘microscope’.
The employer in Pakistan that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern and on occasion its operations may actually be encumbered and the intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship.
Soft Tarbiyah Associate (STA) is an online platform that offers various academic, personality development and intellectual courses and it is also stated in its vision statement that is:
“To become a home for Muslims around the world to learn academic and personality development courses at affordable cost”.
Projects assigned to interns differ depending upon the teams they are assigned by their supervisors.
There are following teams that will be assigned viewing interns educational background:
Marketing & promotion on Social Media
Education & training
HR & Administration
First 100 hours of STA internship are unpaid, after successful project work paid internship will be given. Interns have to work 2 hours daily and their daily progress will be monitored by their supervisors.