Academic internship

Course content

An academic internship can be part of the academic activities at the third semester. The academic internship can take up 15, 22,5 or 30 ECTS corresponding to a total workload of 412½, 619 or 825 hours.

An academic internship involves a contractual arrangement between a student, a company/organization at which the internship is to take place and the head of studies at Global Development.
The head of studies must pre-approve the relevance of the internship and it is a prerequisite that the company/organization where the internship is to take place provides a supervisor for the intern.
The student will have an internship supervisor at Global Development. The student should make arrangements with a teacher at Global Development before the beginning of the internship.

The allocation of hours for the internship is as follows:

 

Number of ECTS                                                     

15

22½

30

Total hours                                                               

412½

619

825

 

 

 

 

Teaching, reading, GD meetings                      

50

75

100

Internship work                                                      

287½

437½

605

Project report                                                         

75

97½

120

Learning outcome

The purpose of the internship is to give the student competences, skills and knowledge relevant for the job market. The internship may also serve as preparation for the thesis (this is however not a prerequisite).

A relevant internship is one which allows the student to do meaningful and mostly academic work in an organization/company. Furthermore the content of this work should be within the scope of the global development programme. This means that internships based primarily within a field that is not covered by the global development programme will not be accepted. An example could be if the internship is primarily based around communication or fundraising.

Internship Work + at least 3 meetings with supervisor

ECTS
See exam description
Type of assessment
Written assignment
At the end of the internship the student must submit a project report. This report should be 15-20 pages (22,5/30 ECTS) or 10-15 pages (15 ECTS), 2400 key strokes per page. Tables and figures are not included in the key stroke count, but footnotes/endnotes and the mandatory list of references are included in the count.
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

See learning outcome

ECTS
See exam description
Type of assessment
Written assignment
At the end of the internship the student must submit a project report. This report should be 15-20 pages (22,5/30 ECTS) or 10-15 pages (15 ECTS), 2400 key strokes per page. Tables and figures are not included in the key stroke count, but footnotes/endnotes and the mandatory list of references are included in the count.
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

See learning outcome

ECTS
See exam description
Type of assessment
Written assignment
At the end of the internship the student must submit a project report. This report should be 15-20 pages (22,5/30 ECTS) or 10-15 pages (15 ECTS), 2400 key strokes per page. Tables and figures are not included in the key stroke count, but footnotes/endnotes and the mandatory list of references are included in the count.
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

At the end of the internship the student must submit a project report. This report should be 15-20 pages (22,5/30 ECTS) or 10-15 pages (15 ECTS), 2400 key strokes per page. Tables and figures are not included in the key stroke count, but footnotes/endnotes and the mandatory list of references are included in the count.

Due to the fact that you receive ECTS for the internship it is important that the report reflects relevant academic work. You will Work out the content of the report with your supervisor. Please note that it is important that you have a clear understanding with the place where you do your internship that you must have time to write the report during the semester. This time should be included in your working hours.

As part of the internship you are also encouraged to hand in 2-4 pages as a midterm reflection. This is not an academic Work as such but more a reflection on your internship so far and the potential relecvance it might have for your thesis work. Please make arrangements with your supervisor as to the date and content of this midterm reflection.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 100
  • Practical Training
  • 605
  • Project work
  • 120
  • English
  • 825