An Evaluation of Information Systems Students Internship Programs in Developing Countries: A Capability Perspective

Salihu Ibrahim Dasuki, Ago Quaye
2016 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
In this paper Sen's notion of capabilities served as a theoretical lens for assessing the effectiveness of internship programs for IS students and their contributions to human development. We use the key elements of the capability approach to focus on the developmental impact. We based our evaluation on IS students industrial work scheme in Nigeria. Our analysis shows that, even though the scheme has been designed to provide better opportunities for students in terms of practical education and
more » ... mployment, the lack of conversion factors makes the program contextually problematic. The study concludes with some recommendations for policy makers advancing an agenda for the improvement of IS education and internships programs for students in tertiary institutions.
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