Master's Internship

2019-2020

Course Objective

An internship is an excellent way to apply the knowledge and (academic)
skills which students acquire during their studies. For this reason it
is highly recommended. The most important learning goal of internships
is to familiarize with professional and market-related skills in a real
and new organizational environment. With the job market becoming
increasingly competitive, gaining relevant experience will give students
a good start into their professional career. The ‘not for credit’
internship
course is available for all SBE programmes. Students can do an
internship parallel to their study or after completion of all courses.
The internship will appear on the student’s grade list.

Teaching Methods

Tamar Pagrach from Career Services (careerservices.sbe@vu.nl) is the SBE
supervisor for the 0 EC internships.
She will appoint an SBE-supervisor for your internship.

Students who take the ‘not for credit’ internship need to fulfill the
following requirements:

1. Write an internship proposal (max. 3 A4). The main purpose of the
internship proposal is a description of what the student intends to
learn during the internship.

The proposal includes the following elements:

- A description of the organization and the department where the
internship is located (for instance, sector, age of the organization,
number of employees, etc.);

- A description of the internships tasks and responsibilities;

- Personal learning objectives: what do you intend to learn from this
internship?

- A description of why the internship is relevant for your study
programme.

The internship proposal should be submitted minimum three weeks before
the start of your internship to careerservices.sbe@vu.nl to the
attention of Tamar Pagrach.

2. An internship report (max. 5 A4) maximum two weeks after completion
of the internship. The main purpose of the internship report is a
description of what the student has learned
during the internship.

The proposal includes the following elements:

- a description of the internship (i.e. goal, activities, results);

- a personal reflection on the internship (i.e., the supervision by the
organization providing the internship, the working atmosphere,
comparison of expectations and realizations, etc.);

- reflection on the personal learning objectives.

The SBE supervisor checks whether the student has met the requirements
and subsequently sends a confirmation to the study administration.

Custom Course Registration

The internship proposal should be submitted minimum three weeks before the start of your internship, together with the internship agreement which has been signed by both the student as well as the company. All documents should be sent to careerservices.sbe@vu.nl to the attention of Tamar Pagrach. She will be the SBE supervisor. After the internship proposal has been approved and the contract is signed by the SBE supervisor, the student can start the internship. Please note that students do not have to register for this course through VUnet. Career Services can also help prepare for an internship, for instance when it comes to writing a good resume and application letter, or answer questions about internships. For more information, see https://careerservices.sbe.vu.nl/en/

General Information

Course Code E_MSC_INT
Credits 0 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Course Coordinator T.S. Pagrach MSc
Examiner T.S. Pagrach MSc
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration