Course content

The purpose of the course is to allow the students to gain knowledge of the assignments and conditions at workplaces relevant to the MSc in Global Health, and to give them the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge on global health in practice.
The student must design a protocol and plan for the internship, which must be accepted by the supervisor as well as the company/organization/institution and/or local authority that will host the intern.


MSc in Global Health - electives

Learning outcome

On completion of the course, students should be able to:


  • Identify relevant global health problems in relation to the internship


  • Describe assignments and conditions encountered during the internship

  • Reflect on the internship experience


  • Critically evaluate and discuss relevant projects, programmes, policies and other interventions or issues in relation to global health and the internship.

No formal lectures.
Students will draw on the learning methods they have acquired in previous courses and practical work, but at this stage integrated and applied on concrete working situations with companies, organizations/​institutions and/or local authorities.

- Passed exams in at least 30 ECTS of the mandatory exams.
- An internship contract signed by all relevant parties: A written agreement between the student, the faculty supervisor and the host company/​organization/​institution and/or local authorities, where the internship is to take place.

Type of assessment
Written assignment
Project assignment
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student must be able to:


  • Describe the type of work/project carried out during internship, including the conditions thereof.


  • Explain and discuss the knowledge and competencies within global health that the student has used in connection with the internship.


  • Apply theoretical knowledge on global health in practice. Critically discuss and evaluate projects, programs, policies or other interventions or issues in relation to global health.
  • Draw perspectives of present work for future career and practice, including for research.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Guidance
  • 4
  • Practical Training
  • 243
  • Exam
  • 28
  • English
  • 275