The Internship’s purpose is to connect education with the professional environment that the students will meet in the labor market when they complete their studies. NTUA was the first among the country’s technology institutes which includes its students’ Internship as an integral part of the educational process. The school of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering has incorporated the Internship into its curriculum since approximately 1953 which is a mandatory lesson in School’s curriculum. The duration of the Internship is set at 1 or 2 months and takes place every year from April to October. More than 1000 students of the NTUA every year are trained in their cognitive subjects through the Internship.