In line with the ASPU undergraduate programmes two types of professional internships are organised – academic and pedagogical.
As a rule, Academic internship is organised for those studying in non-pedagogical discipline and aims at developing BA students’ knowledge and skills in their area of practice or adjacent fields.
Pedagogical internship is generally organised at institutions running educational activities or organisations in adjunct areas of practice, and aims at developing students’ capacities to further assume pedagogical practice. In the course of pedagogical internship students conduct teaching activities, work with consulting specialists, including Pedagogues, Psychologists, and Methodists, learn to overcome conflict situations, raise learning difficulties, act as a consultants for pupils helping them in determination of their future professional orientation, as well as working as an Assisting Teacher, Class Teacher, organising extracurricular and out–of-school educational activities, teaching and making assessments.
Starting from 2016, protecting procedures for internship results have been adopted at the University, according to which at the end of each internship cycle the internship results are defended during assessment by the committee assigned by the University. Hereafter, the average score of the internship forms the twenty per cent of learners’ graduate score.