Academic Internship, Cognition and Communication

Course content

During the Academic Internship the student acquires knowledge and experience of applying the academic theories and methods of the Master's Programme in CogCom.



Cognition and Communication, The 2019 curriculum, Elective

Learning outcome

At the examination, the student can demonstrate:


Knowledge of:

  • the work in organisations and companies
  • internal and external factors affecting an organisation
  • an organisation's strategic work
  • applying academic qualifications acquired on a master's programme in Film and Media Studies in a practical organisational context
  • academic resources in a work context.


Skills in:

  • apply the master's programme in Cognition and Communication's academic theories and methodologies to specific minor tasks
  • apply the master's programme in Cognition and Communication's  relevant academic theories and methods of analysis to focus on specific workplaces, organisations and work processes.


Competencies in:

  • reflect on specific working conditions in the workplace, including their own role and tasks
  • reflect on their own career opportunities and perspectives in relation to choice of topic for their Master's thesis and academic specialisation

carry out minor academic work tasks relating to their own study field.

Seminar and individual supervision in connection with the preparation of a portfolio. Presence at the workplace for a total of 600-650 hours.
Feedback will be given on assignments submitted before the deadline specified by the lecturer during the semester. The feedback may consist of individual and/or collective feedback from the lecturer. The portfolio is evaluated at the exam as a single written submission.

The syllabus covers 800 standard pages of theoretical/analytical literature of relevance to the internship. Half of the specified literature must be academic literature within Cognition and Communication, the other half must be relevant literature within Organizational Theory. The syllabus can include literature that has been given for exams in other subject elements. The syllabus must be approved by the internal examiner.



In advance of the academic internship, a written agreement is signed by the student and the workplace. Before the academic internship commences, this agreement must be approved by the board of studies or a person authorised by the board of studies. The agreement must specify that the workplace and the student intend to live up to the provisions relating to length of the internship, the type of work and supervision.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Type of assessment
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 6
  • English
  • 6


Course number
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice

1 semester

Study Board of Communication
Contracting department
  • Department of Communication
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Andreas Lindegaard Gregersen   (3-7076814f77847c3d7a843d737a)
Saved on the 28-10-2021

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