• Journal of Food & Nutritional Sciences
Research Article

An Initial Assessment of the Internship Program for School of Nutrition and Food Sciences Students - Exposure and Decision Making Factors

Journal of Food & Nutritional Sciences [2020; 2(1):29-35]
Received: 09 October 2020, Accepted: 06 July 2020, Published: 13 July 2020

The objective of this study was to assess the exposure and decision making factors of Nutrition and Food Sciences college students regarding taking internship opportunity (non-dietetic internship). It was designed as a survey study using a self-administered paper questionnaire. There were a total of 167 participants, which consisted of adult (≥ 18 years old) undergraduate students from the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Frequencies and percentages were calculated to describe the study participants. Results showed that the initial awareness of internship was high, but the gaps between knowledge, willingness, and actions need to be addressed. Identifying the decision making factors (type of internship provider, payment, timing, and location) can narrow the scope of the opportunity search, as well as advertising, and promotional effort of internship program managers. Targeted promotion of preferred internship opportunities is more likely to achieve success.

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