IMPACT OF NATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ON THE FRESH GRADUATE STUDENTS OF KARACHI REGION
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Keywords

internship, youth
skill development
training
job satisfaction
motivation
career development
confidence

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IMPACT OF NATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ON THE FRESH GRADUATE STUDENTS OF KARACHI REGION. (2013). Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 52(2), 13–24. Retrieved from https://www.jsshuok.com/oj/index.php/jssh/article/view/174

Abstract

Governments and private institutions give internship opportunities to fresh graduates for the purpose of training and enchantment of skills. National Internship Program is first of such types of national level internships provided by the government of Pakistan. This study was designed to investigate its impact on fresh graduates of Karachi-Pakistan. Five hypotheses were formulated in order to know the relation of NIP on the educational qualification, gender, nature of job, and confidence. A questionnaire was constructed consisting of thirty three items. A sample of 105 fresh graduate interns (male=31, female=74) of NIP were selected by random sampling technique through the list provided on the official website (NIP, 2012). The interns were approached in the institutions where they were placed by NIP. After the collection of data, statistical analysis was conducted that included descriptive statistics and inferential statists. It reviled that four hypotheses were accepted and one was not accepted. The results indicate that NIP is related to educational qualification, nature of Job, gender and level of confidence. It also revealed that NIP is not related to age. Recommendations for the betterment in the NIP are also suggested.

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