Information PPS of the Master in Social and Community Intervention (PSMISCO)

The Supervised Face-to-Face Internship (SFI) is a set of activities that the student must develop individually, as part of the academic program, in public or private institutions. Its aim is that students complement the knowledge they have acquired during their study period with a professional activity and that they can put into practice the competences inherent to the area of knowledge of their study program. The university gives the student two alternatives in order to pass the credits of the SFI:

  1. Recognition/acknowledgment of credits from previous work experience related to the studies.
  2. Doing the supervised face-to-face internship in an external institution.

The student has available all the information that may be needed during the internship, based on the following structure:

  1. Specific Information on the Program: detailing the schedule, tasks and responsibilities.
  2. Acknowledgment/Recognition of credits: the procedure to be followed and the requirements for submitting the application form.
  3. Documentation on the internship development: it details the internship stages and includes the documents needed to comply with the development of the SFI.

During the whole process, the student will be able to contact the Internship Department of your University.

1. Información específica de PSMISCO

1.1 Tareas y Competencias

Teniendo en cuenta la amplia versatilidad del Master, las prácticas se organizan con un criterio que permita al estudiante adquirir experiencias en la mayor cantidad posible de ámbitos de aplicación de la especialidad. Se considerarán por tanto como posibles facetas profesionales las siguientes:

  • Desarrollar actividades profesionales propias del programa de maestría en un contexto laboral auténtico
  • Identificar las fases, la documentación y las herramientas necesarias para el logro de una tarea.
  • Buscar información en documentos y materiales de referencia para resolver dudas y lagunas de conocimiento detectadas en la propia práctica profesional.
  • Ser capaz de planificar y gestionar las tareas encargadas con eficacia.
  • Resolver las tareas en los plazos previstos.
  • Ser capaz de resolver problemas relacionados con el ejercicio profesional con el apoyo de los recursos necesarios o la persona idónea dentro de la institución.
  • Encontrar los recursos de información y documentación necesarios para llevar a cabo las tareas encargadas.
  • Argumentar las decisiones tomadas para resolver las tareas asignadas.
  • Ser capaz de integrarse en equipos existentes en la entidad.
  • Comportarse de acuerdo a las normas sociales, organizacionales y éticas de la empresa o institución y de la profesión.
  • Autoevaluar la propia actuación profesional.
  • Revisar el trabajo realizado de acuerdo a las instrucciones del tutor de las prácticas con objeto de que el producto final alcance el nivel de calidad exigido.
  • Aplicar habilidades de aprendizaje y adaptación a demandas específicas del mercado laboral y demostrar conocimiento de este contexto.
  • Desarrollar recursos personales para la intervención: habilidades sociales y de comunicación, habilidades profesionales, toma de decisiones y auto-regulación del aprendizaje.

El Prácticum consiste en un conjunto de prácticas profesionales, vinculadas con la evaluación e intervención psicoeducativa, que el alumno debe desarrollar de forma individual en centros o instituciones externas, ya sean públicas o privadas, de forma presencial.

El Prácticum permite al alumno acercarse por primera vez a la realidad profesional del psicólogo evolutivo y educativo en diferentes contextos. Su finalidad es el desarrollo de las destrezas y habilidades básicas propias del ejercicio profesional en esta área, favoreciendo la formación integral del alumno con la combinación de los conocimientos teóricos, técnicos y prácticos adquiridos a lo largo de su formación en el máster. El Prácticum se trata de una actividad obligatoria necesaria para la obtención del título que se ejecuta dentro de un proceso que dura 150 horas.

Teniendo en cuenta la amplia versatilidad del Master, las prácticas se organizan con un criterio que permita al estudiante adquirir experiencias en la mayor cantidad posible de ámbitos de aplicación de la profesión. La oferta de prácticas se sustentará en convenios con diferentes organizaciones, establecidos por la Universidad.

Las competencias serían las siguientes:

COMPETENCIAS – TAREAS ESPECÍFICAS
Diseñar de programas/estrategias/proyectos de intervención comunitaria
Formular, ejecutar y evaluar proyectos o programas de intervención en todos los niveles de intervención socio-comunitaria.
Evaluar realidades psico-sociales de cara a posibles estaregias de intervención
Identificar problemáticas y conflictivas en diversos escenarios y contextos psico-sociales.
Ser capaz de interactuar con grupos, organizaciones y comunidades para conseguir cambios, promocionar el desarrollo de los mismos y mejorar sus condiciones de vida a través de la utilización de los métodos y modelos de trabajo social.
Evaluar situaciones humanas (grupales y comunitarias) y recoger, ordenar, analizar la información, teniendo en cuenta los puntos de vista de los participantes, los conceptos teóricos, los datos de investigación, las normas legales y los procedimientos institucionales.
Analizar críticamente los cambios y su impacto en los grupos de riesgo, derechos, diferencias culturales y de género.
Gestionar servicios y equipamientos sociales.
Aplicar metodologías participativas en la intervención

El estudiante podría desarrollar prácticas en cualquiera de los siguientes ámbitos:

  • Trabajo social.
  • Servicios Sociales.
  • Centros de trabajo con menores.
  • Trabajo con población migrante.
  • Instituciones destinadas al trabajo con colectivos en riesgo de exclusión social.
  • Centros de acogida y asistencia a mujeres maltratadas.
  • Centros penitenciarios o instituciones del ámbito jurídico.
  • Centros e instituciones educativas
  • ONGs.

Asimismo, podría desempeñarse en tareas supervisadas asociadas a los siguientes roles:

  • Gestores y directores de empresas dedicadas a servicios sociales.
  • Directores y especialistas de residencias de la 3ª edad.
  • Directivos y gestores de diferentes niveles de organizaciones del tercer sector (discapacidad, familia, infancia, drogodependencias, migraciones, violencia de género, exclusión social, etc.).
  • Técnicos de investigación en organismos privados.
  • Técnicos y Jefes de Proyectos en empresas dedicadas al trabajo social y la intervención socio-comunitaria.
  • Especialistas del Área Responsabilidad Social Corporativa de entidades.

1.2 Características de las PPS de PSMISCO

Para poder comenzar las prácticas es necesario tener avanzado y superado mínimo el 66% del programa.

  • Previamente al inicio de las prácticas se debe presentar obligatoriamente toda la documentación requerida para ello, tanto académica como administrativa.
  • Las prácticas son obligatorias puesto que forman parte del plan de estudios del programa y para obtener la titulación es necesario haberlas cursado o haber presentado el Certificado que acredite una experiencia laboral previa mínima de 3 meses sobre esta área.
  • El total de horas de prácticas serán: 150 horas, de las cuales 120 horas serán presenciales en la entidad colaboradora y 30 horas destinadas a la elaboración de la Memoria de prácticas.

2. Reconocimiento/Convalidación de PPS

Para cursar esta solicitud, es obligatorio cumplir con una serie de requisitos que varían según el programa. Dichos requisitos están relacionados con:

  1. Tareas o capacidades específicas del ámbito laboral correspondiente: descritas en el punto anterior “Información específica”
  2. Tiempo mínimo de experiencia laboral en el mismo:  el alumno de PSMISCO deberá acreditar 3 meses de experiencia en alguno de los siguientes puestos de trabajo:
  • Entidades o centros de trabajo/intervención socio-comunitaria ya sean de carácter público o privado (centros de trabajo con menores; centro de trabajo con población migrante, en riesgo de exclusión social, mujeres víctimas de violencia de género, ONGs, etc; centros de investigación social y social-comunitaria, centros de servicios sociales y/o de atención a grupos sociales en situación de vulnerabilidad, asociaciones de trabajo/intervención socio comunitario, centros cívicos, etc.)

Se podrán reconocer las prácticas por experiencia profesional, siempre y cuando el puesto de trabajo esté directamente relacionado con las competencias y tareas de la optativa cursada en el Máster y se cumpla con lo descrito en este documento.

In order to assess the recognition of the credits corresponding to the internship, the student must prove to meet the established criteria. The recognition is possible if the candidate presents a Credit Recognition Application for Working Experience. This document must find attached:

  • Previous Working Experience Certificate, completed by the company or companies in which the student has carried out the professional experience that is susceptible of recognition.
  • Work History.

The criteria described in the specific information of each program can serve as a guide and help to complete such document. The Previous Working Experience Certificate must be completed by the institution and meet the requirements below:

  • Being filled in by computer.
  • Including the requested information.
  • Having the signature of the institution’s manager or, if that is not possible, of the HR Dept manager.
  • Including the stamp of the institution.

Once the certificate has been completed, it must be submitted to the Internship International Department of the University or Universities that certify your program and offer the possibility of acknowledgment. Once the submitted documentation has been reviewed, the student will be notified if the internship acknowledgment process continues or if there has been any mistake or questions that need prior clarification.

When the submitted documentation is complete and correct, it will be analyzed whether the developed competences in the academic program and the ones developed during the work experience are equivalent or not, and therefore, if the acknowledgment of the internship can be granted.

Once this stage has been finished, the Internship International Department will notify the student if the resolution was favorable or not. As well, the final resolution will be reflected in the student’s academic record afterwards.

NOTE: The Universities reserve the right to ask for additional documentation, at any moment of the process, if they deem it necessary to continue the process of the internship acknowledgment.

3. Realización de las PPS

3.1 Contexto de realización de prácticas

Se desarrollan actividades profesionales propias del máster en un contexto laboral auténtico. Para ello se designará un docente tutor desde la universidad y se asignará un tutor dentro de la institución donde se realizarán las prácticas. Ambos tutores supervisarán y darán seguimiento a las actividades y tareas desarrolladas por el alumno durante el período de prácticas.

La evaluación de las prácticas se llevará a cabo por el tutor académico de la universidad a partir de:

  • El informe final de valoración de las prácticas expedido por la empresa o institución a través de su tutor: 30% de la calificación final.
  • La memoria final de prácticas elaborada por el alumno: 70% de la calificación final.

3.2 Estructura y Organización

Las prácticas presenciales supervisadas se organizan en las siguientes etapas:

3.2.1 Etapa previa

El alumno, en caso de no poder beneficiarse de los convenios de colaboración educativa existentes entre su universidad y diversas instituciones, con ayuda del Departamento de Coordinación de Prácticas de la universidad, deberá contactar con una institución para poder realizarlas.

Para poder establecer una relación con posibles instituciones donde el alumno tenga interés y pueda realizar las prácticas, el al alumno puede utilizar la/s Carta/s de Presentación, a nombre de la/s universidad/es, donde se informa al centro sobre el contenido de las prácticas académicas y sus características, así como las implicaciones que tendría su colaboración:

Once the student has come to an agreement with an institution for the development of the internship, the student should send to the Internship International Department of the University or Universities that certifies the studies, the application form of the internship institution

NOTE: In order to know what arethe universities that certify your program, consult the PANAL (Academic Record) When the International Internship Department has finished the review of all the documentation and once the approval of the internship institution is granted, the student will be notified in order to proceed with the signature of the collaboration agreement and its corresponding Appendix. If necessary, the collaboration agreement can be signed by the institution and the university. Moreover, depending on the country in which the student is to do the internship and the legislation in force in such territory, the student will have to submit the additional documentation required by the country’s legislation in force. Below, some details on the additional documentation required by some countries are specified:

3.2.1.1 Students enrolled in the European University of the Atlantic
Students enrolled in the European University of the Atlantic
Students doing the internship in Spanish territory Students of official degrees younger than 28 years old The University’s school Insurance protects them, so they will not have to provide any additional documents.
Students of official degrees older than 28 years old They should formalize an accident insurance in order to be able to do the internship. Proof of this insurance will be required by the university before beginning the internship.
Students of any age enrolled in a university’s specific program: They should formalize an accident insurance in order to be able to do the internship. Proof of this insurance will be required by the university before beginning the internship.
Students doing the internship abroad Students of any age and any degree: They should formalize an accident insurance in case the legislation in force in the country in which the student is to do the internship. As well, students should comply with the legislation in force regarding doing an internship in the corresponding country.
3.2.1.2 Students enrolled in the International Iberoamerican University (Puerto Rico)
Students enrolled in the International Iberoamerican University (Puerto Rico)
Students doing the internship in Puerto Rican territory All students
  • 2 Photographs 2×2
  • Negative certificate of criminal records (it can be requested in the police station or through Internet)
  • Certification of Ley 300 (it can be requested in the police station)
  • Affidavit of knowledge of the sexual harassment law
Additional requirements for internships in Healthcare Centers
  • Health certificate
  • HIPAA Certification (must be offered by certified personnel).
  • Vaccines for hepatitis B, chickenpox and influenza
  • Throat culture
Additional requirements for internships in Naturopathy Centers
  • Health certificate
  • HIPAA Certification (must be offered by certified personnel).

 

Students doing the internship abroad All students They should formalize an accident insurance in case the legislation in force in the country in which the student is to do the internship. As well, students should comply with the legislation in force regarding doing an internship in the corresponding country.

 

3.2.1.3 Students enrolled in the International Iberomerican University (Mexico)
Students enrolled in the International Iberomerican University (Mexico)
Students doing the internship in Puerto Rican territory All students There are no additional requirements. In case they are necessary, the student will be informed by the university or internship institution.
Students doing the internship abroad All students They should formalize an accident insurance in case the legislation in force in the country in which the student is to do the internship. As well, students should comply with the legislation in force regarding doing an internship in the corresponding country.

NOTE: Universities reserve the right to modify the requirements according to the changes in the legislation in force that may occur. Once the Internship Department has registered the required documentation, the student can continue the internship process in the Institution.

3.2.2. Development stage

During this stage, the student must do the internship in the chosen institution. In most programs, the classroom-based hours in the collaborating institution are estimated to be 120 hours and some additional hours dedicated to the development of of the Internship’s Final Report. However, some programs include a different classroom-based number of hours. Review this information regarding your program in the section ‘Specific information on the program’. During this stage, the student makes the internship hours in the collaborating center, therefore complying with the regulations of the University and the Institution, hence, the structure and organization will depend on the area allocated for the development of the internship. The internship must be supervised and the student must have the support of an assigned tutor in the internship institution, who is the same person that should subsequently fill in an evaluation report. The internship schedule must have been previously specified with the institution. The schedule will be established taking into account the characteristics of the internship and the availability of the internship institution. Efforts will be made to ensure that they are compatible with the academic, training, representation and participation activity developed by the student at the University.

3.2.3. Internship evaluation

The final internship report is a document written by the student, which aims to systematize and reflect on the experience lived in the institution. The structure of the document should follow the Final Internship Report Template and must not exceed 25 pages length for all programs, except for the health area programs with case studies, for which the maximum length is 35 pages (longer final internship reports will not be accepted). The number of pages does not include bibliographical references or appendixes.

NOTE: Those final internship reports that include images or videos of minors must be accompanied by the consent of their parents/guardians

Once the classroom-based internship hours have been completed, the student must submit the final internship report within a maximum period of 15 days to the Internship International Department and the following documents duly completed:

Then, the Internship Committee will proceed with the final evaluation basing on the following weighting:

  • The Final Internship Report developed by the student: 70% of the final grade.
  • The Evaluation Report of the Collaborative Institution’s Tutor: 30% of the final grade.

The final grade will be notified to the student through the Template of the university’s tutor report and will be registered in the student’s academic record within a maximum period of one month.

4. SFI’s Frequently Asked Questions

4.1. Where to start with the SFI

It is recommended that students read the specific information to their program, for they will find there the internship characteristics (tasks and responsibilities, hours, etc.) and the Cover Letters that Universities make available for them to ease the search for the internship’s institution.

Many programs consider the acknowledgment/recognition of the internship basing on the professional experience. In this case, in section 1.3 Recognition/Acknowledgment, included in 01. Specific Information on the program, you will find the minimum time required to be able to apply for recognition. And in the section “Recognition/Acknowledgment of the Internship” it is described how to carry out this process and the form which must be filled in by the company/s is included.

In the event that the student opts for the Internship Development, the student must continue reading the corresponding section and, with enough time, start the procedures for the signing of the Internship Agreement and its Appendix (signing is made by the Internship Institution, the University and the Student) to be able to do the internship in the required time.

4.2. What is the university or universities that certify my program?

The place to consult the university/ies or other data on the program is the PANAL.

4.3. If I have questions about the SFI, whom do I contact?

In the FAQ section you will find the most common doubts for many students. If you do not find the answer to your query, remember that any question relating to the Supervised Face-to-Face Internship or to its management should be consulted with the International Internship Department of the University that certifies your program.

4. Contact

To resolve your doubts, concerns or to carry out the process of the Supervised Face-to-Face Internship, you may contact through the following form:

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