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Posted by Bayt HR Guru December 10, 2012 0 Comment

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For lots of young professionals, an internship is the first step taken when entering the job market. How productive an experience are internships in the MENA region, for both interns and employers? Are interns managed well? Are most internships perceived to be paid?

Answers to all these questions and more from’s December infographic, which reveals interesting insights from’s ‘Internships in the MENA Region’ poll.


• 75.6% academic institutions require their students to complete an internship. [Tweet this]

• 73.4% respondents say they were appointed a mentor during their internship. [Tweet this]

• 55.2% of internships in the region are believed to be paid, according to respondents. [Tweet this]

• 48.3% respondents feel their internship was important in developing and learning new skills and gaining knowledge. [Tweet this]

Data for the’s ‘Internships in the MENA Region’ poll was collected online from October 29 – December 4, 2012, with 9,050 respondents covering more than 12 countries in the MENA region.

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