An internship is an opportunity for a student to gain practice in a real world setting under the guidance of a knowledgeable, experienced, and successful supervisor. The internship can be established in any setting in which information is gathered, stored, managed, retrieved, and disseminated. Internships are typically completed by the student for the purpose of earning academic credit only.
Internship is an important component of the program which provides first opportunity of hands-on training and exposure to the environment and functioning of the organization. In that sense, it is a valuable learning tool as well. The internship is expected to enable the student to apply learnt knowledge during the course work to a practical work situation and consolidate the learning through exposure to field situation. The internship would also aim to improve the techno managerial skills of the students on managing public health programs at an organizational level. It will also provide an opportunity to get exposed to workplace environment and interpersonal
issues to be managed in a real-life workplace scenario.