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İKÜ DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, ENGLISH UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM INTERNSHIPS

The application must be completed 10 DAYS BEFORE the first day of internship! All prospective students must apply to internship via ONLINE FORM. Please click... on the link of Internship Management System User Manual for detailed information on the internship application process.


Only Double Major Students have to ratify COMPULSORY INTERNSHIP FORM in the internship application process.

WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP? Internship is a practice held in “architecturally related” public or private companies at the end of the second term. If the schedule of the internship occur at the same time as the academic terms including summer term, internship dates must be approved by student’s academic advisor and internship commission should be informed.
HOW LONG DO INTERNSHIPS LAST? Internship duration is 40 days. 20 days must be held as office internship and the other 20 days would be for construction. 20 days must be continuous as one, an internship period could not be divided. If the student will continue her/his internship during Saturdays and/or Sundays, an approval document by the company must be included in the report folder.
Internship Report

Internship report is a series of written and visual documents including all the activities and works held by the student during the internship. The folder of internship report will include the documents below in the same order: 

  • Cover
  • Internship Application Form – print of the student’s online application
  • Corporation Letter of Approval
  • Insurance Document
  • An approval document for working at the weekends (if Saturdays and/or Sundays are to be included) 
  • Weekly Report (Works held during a week in details)
  • Daily reports (1 page per day with visual documents and written records)
  • Visual documents (Plans, sections, views, photographs of the related Project)
  • Corporation Internship Review Form (A review document written by the mentioned contact person from the company). The form will be in a closed envelope, signed and stamped.

The students are required to submit the report’ sections and documents in a single file folder, A4 size paper – spiral bound document including digital submission via CD.

The students can find the INTERNSHIP REPORT FORMAT in the ONLINE DOCUMENT LIST.

The students can get access to IKU Internship Instruction from Istanbul Kultur University Legislation System. By force of Senatus Consultum dated March 31, 2016, valid starting from 2015-2016 Academic Year, the Internship I and II courses’ credits are not included as course credits in the transcript. The Senatus Consultum contains all the students interning after this date, and registered before or after this date.

The students can get access to IKU Internship Instruction from Istanbul Kultur University Legislation System. By force of Senatus Consultum dated March 31, 2016, valid starting from 2015-2016 Academic Year, the Internship I and II courses’ credits are not included as course credits in the transcript. The Senatus Consultum contains all the students interning after this date, and registered before or after this date.

 

FOR THE ONLINE DOCUMENTS:
Documents TR ENG
Online Form   
Compulsory Internship Form (For only Double Major Students)    
Corporation Letter of Approval    
Corporation Internship Evaluation Form     
Internship Protocol Application Form (expected GPA up to 3.00)    
Internship Report    

The results are announced by the Internship Commission:

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emre Arslan
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Asiye Akgün Gültekin
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. İlke Tekin
  • Res. Asst. Elif Çileli

 

All prospective students must apply to the compulsory internship via ONLINE FORM by entering their students accounts. On the online form, the students are required to upload the scanned document  CORPORATION LETTER OF APPROVAL which the students get it signed to the corporation they want to work in. Only Double Major Students have to ratify COMPULSORY INTERNSHIP FORM in the internship application process. After advisor approval, the students file are created and their interns are insured by the Department Financial Affairs. The application must be completed 10 DAYS BEFORE the first day of internship! 
Optional Internship duration is max. 40 days. The students should apply to the optional internship via a petition to the Department of Architecture. The student’s request is approved by the Faculty Administrative Committee. After the ratification, the student can apply to the internship via ONLINE FORM in which they should select “optional internship” option.
  • Student must deliver the INTERNSHIP REPORTS (OFFICE AND CONSTRUCTION) to the commission.
  • Internship reports and Internship review forms must be assigned to Internship Commission by the announced date. In each term, the schedule and deadline for handing the reports are being announced on the Internship Board by the commission.
  • Reports must be submitted to the comission members in the following year of internship. Older reports cannot be submitted.
  • All the documents should be cased / foldered in the order and handed as one.
  • All the documents in the report, including the photograph pages, must be signed and stamped by the contact person of the company.
  • Report must be comprehensive enough to explain the activities during the internship process.
  • The language of the report must be clear, using passive voice. (such as …was done …was observed)
  • Report must be written via computer, as handwriting reports will not be accepted.
  • In the case of more than one student interns in a company at the same period, their reports must be exactly different from each other. If the reports are same, both the students re-write the returned reports.
  • Internship reports are inquired in accordance within the indicated instructions and evaluated as “Passed / Failed”. The first internship is listed within the course name of INTERNSHIP 1 (4 ECTS) at 7th academic term and the second one, INTERNSHIP II (4 ECTS) at the 8th term. These courses are not counted in GPA.
The results are announced by the Internship Commission:
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emre Arslan
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Asiye Akgün Gültekin
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. İlke Tekin

Internship abroad could be accepted with 2 possible conditions:

1.1. Erasmus +  Europe Internship Consortium
For further information, please check the web site of Europe Internship Consortium, which is the Istanbul Kultur University Coordinator Establishment:  http://www.euro-intern.org/ For further information please check https://aday.iku.edu.tr/tr/erasmus

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2. A foreign company to be determined by the student:

  • Student contacts with the company to determine the exact dates and details of the internship.
  • ONLINE APPLICATION needs to be held by the student via his/her student account. It is advised for the student to insure the internship as university is not responsible for insuring the international internships but the local ones.
  • Internship period
  • Internship reports need to be written in both languages, English and Turkish, and must be approved by the company to be submitted to Internship Commission. (If the student is a foreign student who does not know Turkish, only English report would be necessary)

Our university has 8 protocols with renowned Turkish architecture firms, who can give the students the opportunity to work in these firms to gain experience, improve skills, and see the inner workings of an everyday architectural practice.
The students who has min. 3.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) can apply to work in one of the firms having internship protocols with our university. The students are required to submit the Internship Protocol Application Form. The printed application form and transcript of records should be submitted to the Internship Commission in the days of application, which are announced on the website. The Internship Commission evaluates all the applications and the students are informed about the outcome of the selection via e-mails.

INTERNSHIP PROTOCOL APPLICATION FORM can be found under the online documents.

 

Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Internship Requirements being valid from 2018-2019 Academic Semester 

Description Compulsory internship of the Architecture Faculty, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department is a practical work done in public or private workplaces in the fields related to interior architecture starting from the end of the fourth semester until the graduation. In the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, there are two internship courses: SUMMER TRAINING I, and SUMMER TRAINING-II. SUMMER TRAINING-I is included in the Fourth Semester (3 ECTS), SUMMER TRAINING-II is included in the Third Semester (2 ECTS) and does not participate in the GNO. 
Duration The compulsory internship duration in the Architecture Faculty, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department is 40 workdays. The first part of this study consisting of 20 days will be completed as construction site internship and the other 20 days will be completed as office internship (interior design and reinforcement design offices and institutions, etc.). The 20-day internship duration is required to be completed at once and cannot be divided. In case of being working on Saturdays and Sundays; an approved document from the institution indicated that Saturdays and Sundays are workdays is required to be submitted in the report.
Procedure The internship student is required to firstly fill out the internship approval form and have the form signed and stamped by the authorized person at the institution. Afterwards this document are required to be upload to the internship management system and the related sections of the internship management system must be filled. The student is required to do this procedure at least 10 days prior to the internship. The student starts the internship after completing all the necessary approvals; first from the advisor and then from the financial affairs. If the internship is done during the semester break, the student should choose the Internship-I or Internship-II course from automation in the spring semester following the semester break, and if the internship is done during the summer break, the student should choose the Internship-I or Internship-II course from automation in the fall semester following the summer break. Afterwards, the student is required to submit the internship report that explains the internship period of the student, on the date announced by the internship commission. 
Internship Report

Documents required being included in the internship report respectively;

  • Internship Report Cover Page (It must be signed and stamped by the authorized Interior Designer, Architect or Civil Engineer from the institution/firm.)
  • Signed and stamped document taken by the authorized person indicates that the student worked on Saturdays and Sundays in the institutions where Saturdays and Sundays are workdays. (If the student had worked these days)
  • General Report (Daily works done by the student should be summarized in this section.)
  • Daily Report (Daily works done by the student should be written in detail in this section. At least one page per day should be written.)
  • Visual Documents (The visual documents of the student’s works during the internship period; plans, sections, views, photographs or any other documents related with the projects that the student worked on.)
  • Internship Evaluation Form (The document that evaluates the internship period of the student, approved by the authorized person of the institution.) The evaluation will be added to the end of the internship report in a stamped, signed and sealed envelope.

Internship Report Format and Submission Requirements:

  • Students are obliged to prepare their reports according to the form and contents defined in the attached files.  It is compulsory to submit the digital format of the hardcopy report as a single document in a CD containing all attachments and documents combined as a whole. 
  • All documents of the report must be fully bounded (spiral bound) as a whole.
  • All documents in the form including photos, drawings, etc. must be signed and stamped by the authorities of the firm. 
  • The report should be comprehensive enough to convey the student's activities during the internship.
  • The report should be written in a proper Turkish and/or English, in a passive language (such as “… made… seen….”)
  • The report must be written with computer. Handwritten reports will not be accepted.
  • Internship reports of students who do their internships together at the same firm same time must not be similar. Identical reports will be returned and requested to be rewritten.
  • Students of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Turkish Program will prepare their reports in Turkish,
  • Foreign students of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design English  Program will prepare their reports in English,
  • Foreign students of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design English  Program will prepare their reports in English,

Internship Report  Submission    Dates:

Internship report submission dates are announced on the department board and CATs program. Submission dates are determined according to the following criteria. The internship must be submitted to the Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department Internship Committee.

Fall Semester
Internship reports must be submitted on Thursday and Friday of the second week after the beginning of the fall semester in accordance with the Istanbul Kultur University Academic Calendar.


Spring Semester

Internship reports must be submitted on Thursday and Friday of the second week after the beginning of the spring semester in accordance with the Istanbul Kultur University Academic Calendar.

Summer Semester

Internship reports must be submitted on Thursday and Friday of the second week after the beginning of the summer semester in accordance with the Istanbul Kultur University Academic Calendar.

Internship Report Evaluation Process and Criteria

After the submission of the internship reports, the internship reports are evaluated by the internship commission. In cases where the internship report is inadequate, with the commission decision, the internship report is given back to the student to edit the report or if student’s work is inadequate, the commission may ask to repeat the internship. In this case, the internship course in the automation system is indicated with the “P” letter. In case of the internship work and the submitted report is sufficient, the internship course is indicated with the “Y” letter in the automation system.

You can access the IKU Internship Directive from Istanbul Kultur University "Legislation" system. In accordance with the decision taken in the Senate dated 31.03.2016, the credits of Internship I and Internship II courses will not be counted as an extra course load being valid from 2015-16 Academic Year. The decision covers all students who have done internship after that date, regardless of the registration term of the student.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED BY STUDENTS

  TR ENG
Online Application Form  
Internship Approval Form    
Internship Report Cover Page    
General Report    
Daily Report    
Internship Evaluation Form    

Internship results are announced by the Internship Commission.

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN INTERNSHIP PROTOCOLS 

Students who have GPA over 3.00 can proceed their Internship Trainings at following firms which have protocols signed with İKÜ Rectorate, with the approval of Internship Comission. Those students who would like to do their internships at these firms must apply to Internship Comission with their recent transcripts.

Firms That Sign The Internship Protocol.

Firma Adı/Company Name Kontenjan/Quota Staj Tipi/Intership Type
Mirharita Müh. Hiz. Ltd Şti. 2 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
Terlemez Yapı Endüstri ve Mimarlık Ltd. Şti. 2 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
DOX Mimarlık İnşaat Ticaret Ltd. Şti. 2 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
ÖZ-KA Mühendislik Mimarlık İnşaat Ltd.Şti. 2 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
Sedeko Mimarlık ve Müşavirlik Ticaret Ltd. Şti. 1 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
Vitel Vit. Elektril San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. 2 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
Abdik + Akın Mimarlık Hizmetleri 2 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
Monoblok Tasarım ve İç Mimarlık     3 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
ERKE Sürdürülebilir Bina Tasarım Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti. 1 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
Modern Mimarlık Tasarım ve Danışmanlık Mimarlık İnş. Müh. Ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. 3 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
Emir Elmaslar İç Mimarlık Hizmetleri    2 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site
Yüksel Proje Uluslararası A.Ş.     3 Ofis/Office - Şantiye/Site

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP COMISSION 

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. A. Rahşan Karabetça
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Vehbi Tosun
  • Lec. Merve Aşçıoğlu
  • Res. Asst. Furkan Evliyaoğlu 
  • Res. Asst Armağan Gülhaş