King Khalid University represented by the General Directorate of Information Technology launched the first edition of the iT Internship Program. The program will provide opportunities for interns to help deliver best-in-class technological solutions to the university and learn at the same time. The program is underscored by the university’s determination to develop the Saudi information and communications technologies (ICT) talent pool. The program was developed to simulate real-life work environments that require creativity and a strong work ethic. It will allow interns to bring their solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. By integrating academia, government stakeholders, policymakers, and the ICT industry, King Khalid University is investing in the future ICT workforce of the Kingdom and meeting the aims of the digital objectives of Vision 2030 and the Strategic Digital Transformation Plan of the university.
General Directorate of Information Technology Supervisor, Dr. Salem Alelyani, explained that the program aims to provide an opportunity for students and alumni of technical backgrounds to develop and gain talents, skills, and expertise by linking their theoretical academic knowledge to a practical work environment. Trainees will spend their time learning, working, and making connections. While the internship program boasts positive outcomes for those who complete it, King Khalid University will gain just as much from the experience as interns do. Through mentorship, guidance, and challenging projects, interns will be able to evaluate and understand their performance capabilities in the field. The one-year program includes a variety of areas, including: Application Development, Cybersecurity, Design, Digital Content, Digital Transformation, E-Commerce, Information Protection, Network Design, Project Management, Programming/Program Development, Quality and Documentations, Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture, Systems Integration, and Technical Support.
The program requirements include:
- Applicants are Saudi citizens or Saudi university scholarship students;
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in Saudi universities and colleges;
- Applicants must not have any to any academic or work commitments during the training program;
- Applicants must complete all required hours of training;
- Applicants must pass the program interview;
- Applicants educational background must apply to the training program;
- The internship program duration is one year.
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