Where can I register for the MDBC Student Internship Program?
You can register for this program by filling in this registration form.
Where can I pay the registration costs of €50?
You will receive a welcome document after registration. In this document, you will find information about how to make the payment. Additional information about this is available in ‘Process & Costs‘.
What can I expect from MDBC besides the internship placement?
MDBC supports you before, during, and after your internship. We provide you with all of the necessary information to prepare yourself for your internship and stay in Malaysia, we pick you up from KL Sentral, organize a Cultural Briefing & Dinner event, put you in touch with other students, and much more. You will find more information about this in ‘SIP Experience‘.
What happens after my internship is confirmed?
We will send a confirmation email to the company, your university, and yourself. In addition, we will send you information that helps you prepare for your internship and stay in Malaysia. This includes, but is not limited to, information about housing, activities during the evening and weekends, information about your visa, and more. You will find more information about what happens after your internship is confirmed in ‘Process & Costs‘.
Does MDBC help me with finding accommodation?
After your internship is confirmed, MDBC will send you information that helps you prepare for your internship and stay in Malaysia. Within the information packet you will also find information about housing. You will also be put in touch with other interns from your batch, enabling you to make arrangements prior to your arrival regarding shared housing if desired. You will find more information about this in ‘SIP Experience‘.
Can I contact MDBC in case something happens during my internship?
MDBC is located in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, and largest city. With the majority of the internships taking place within Kuala Lumpur, we are able to provide quick and easy access in case of emergencies. You can contact MDBC in the case of an emergency and we will do our best to help you. As MDBC is also in close contact with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Malaysia, we ensure that you receive timely and relevant information from the embassy during your internship in Malaysia. MDBC can also act as a relay and emergency contact on the ground for relevant contacts back in the Netherlands (university coordinator, etc.). You will find more information about this in ‘SIP Experience‘.
– Emergency assistance applies for current MDBC SIP interns in good standing;
– MDBC does NOT provide legal or financial assistance, but can recommend the relevant service providers*;
– For cases requiring diplomatic / governmental assistance, MDBC can request for Embassy assistance on your behalf;
* Interns are under no obligation to take / commit to service providers recommended by MDBC.
Will I receive an allowance during my internship?
Most companies provide an allowance of RM900 per month (approx. €200 depending on current exchange rates). If your internship company has a different policy, we will inform you about this beforehand. You will find more information about this in ‘SIP Experience‘.
Do I get days off during my internship period?
The amount of days off during your internship differs from company to company, but is usually one day per month. On top of that, there are approximately 20 public holidays in Malaysia to enjoy and most companies will give you public holidays off. Kindly check the information about public holidays in Malaysia for timing as some holidays are based on the lunar calendar and differ from year to year. You will find more information about this in ‘SIP Experience‘.
Do I get the registration fee back if MDBC does not find an internship for me?
The registration fee is paid upon registration and does not guarantee an internship placement. We will only refund the registration fee if we are unable to arrange for at least one (1) interview. You will find more information about this in ‘Process & Costs‘
How long will it take MDBC to arrange my internship?
Immediately after your registration, MDBC will begin the matchmaking process and if possible, send you the relevant job description(s). If both parties are interested, a Skype interview can already be arranged and from there, you and the company can decide if this is the right fit and we can move on to the process of confirming the internship. If you or the company declines the offer, we will repeat the process until both parties have agreed.
Finding an internship can take anywhere from a week to 3 months depending on field of study and type of internship required. We, therefore, advise you to register early and with enough lead time before your expected internship period.
Is it possible to decline an internship?
You are not required to accept internship offers. If you wish to decline the internship offer after you have had an interview with the company, you will have to notify MDBC, who will then inform the company of your decision. The search for an internship that fits you will then continue until you are matched with an internship that suits you.
What types of students register for SIP?
A wide range of students register for SIP: 2nd, 3rd year, and 4th year students from a university of applied sciences looking for an orientation / graduation internship; or Bachelor’s and Master’s students from an academic university looking for an orientation / graduation internship.
In addition to that, students looking for an internship between their Bachelor’s and Master’s degree can also participate in SIP.
What type of internships do you offer?
MDBC has contact with close to 300 member companies, varying from small to medium enterprises, all the way through to multinational corporations. Internships, in general, last between 4.5 to 5 months (100 days nett), and can go up to 6 months in duration. We place students with a background in Marketing Management, International Business, Business IT, Business Administration, Finance & Control, Information Science, Facility Management, Industrial Engineering & Management, Hospitality Management, Applied Psychology, and many more. You can find examples of internships in ‘SIP Experience‘.