I am a student currently in the last year of my degree course. So this year many internship opportunities approached me via my college. I had applied for many internship programs last semester and went ahead with company A, which I thought was the best. It is a part-time intership which spans 10 months, so I’m midway in it this semester.
Now another well known company B where I had applied before, has approached my college and they has offered a part-time internship. They have shortlisted 2 students on merit basis and I am one of them.
Now, my college wants me to do that internship too, as they want to have a good relationship with company B. My college says that I can manage both internships, as they are part-time i.e. they require me to work only two days a week.
I can guarantee that as an individual, I will do my best at both the places, irrespective of the fact that I am doing two internships at a time. But my question is whether this is ethical.
Neither in the contract of Company A nor B, is there a clause regarding this.
Thank You for such reasonable answers and comments. Sorry but I cannot select one as the best as each of them is equally informative. :-)
I have decided to work really hard and go for both the internships, but at first I will inform both Company A and B about it. And I will also ask my college to help me get both.
- These internships are not a part of my course, so no grades involved.
- It's not a question of doing something for the benefit of the college. It's just hard to decide. I have this oppurtunity, and if I decline then maybe Company B won't come next year in my college. Then it's some other student's loss ( because of ME...!). Also it would be great, if I have 2 work experiences in my pocket.
- It won't hurt my course, cause as it is I go 4 days a week to Company A out of excitement. As both are part-time, now I'll go to company A and B 2 days each.
- The best part is that both of them have stipends. :-P
I got them both...! :-D