INTERNSHIP INFORMATION for students who have started their studies in 2020/2021
All students in full-time undergraduate curricula have the opportunity to test their professional skills and give a boost to their careers through compulsory internships. The choice of an internship organization and applying for an internship gives the student the opportunity not only to practice applying for a job, but also to understand what is their dream job about and what does it take to get there!
The aim of the internship is to apply in working situation what has been learned during the studies and as a result, learn about one’s own development needs and opportunities.
As a rule, the 2 internships are planned for the end of the 1st and 2nd academic year (students and also the internship organizations often prefer the summer break for internship).
- During the 1st internship (1st academic year, at least 2 weeks), the intern is expected to learn about a specific type of organization in its natural environment. The result of the internship is the mapping and analysis of the internal and external environment of the organization.
- During the 2nd internship (2nd academic year, at least 4 weeks), the intern conducts a research and prepares a plan or strategy document based on the development needs of the organization.
The process of the internship is described in more detail in the 1st years internship guidelines accessible after registering for the internship in the corresponding Canvas course.
A prerequisite for the internship is the purchase of an internship course in MyEBS (generally as part of a package). It is also necessary to submit the following documents:
- initial internship plan (template can be found under Canvas Assignment);
- internship declaration (template can be found under Canvas Assignment);
- internship report (no template but needs to be uploaded to Canvas Assignment).
A student with long-term professional work experience can apply for an internship by taking into account the previous studies and work experience through APEL scheme. As an alternative, you can also consider the possibility of supervising the trainees in your own company!
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INTERNSHIP INFORMATION for students who have started their studies BEFORE 2020/2021
The aim of internship is to obtain academic course credits for actual working experience in the student’s chosen field of study. The objective is to demonstrate real-world applications of the in-the-classroom acquired theoretical knowledge.
An internship allows the student to gain and demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:
1. Description of the target company’s mission, organizational structure, and day-to-day business activity,
2. Examines company documents, and interviews company personnel and company connected professionals when summarizing target company’s business activity, and
3. Documents connections between in-the-classroom theory and on-the-job activity in a formal written report of the company and internship activities, as well as a structured in-person internship presentation.
Students can select targeted internship companies individually, and / or with the help of the responsible Internship instructor. Internships generally take place between the student’s 2nd and 3rd academic year. Specifics of the content and arrangement of internships are outline in the Internship Regulations.
Students who have extensive experience in the respective field may apply to complete the internship via APEL process (Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning), but APEL approval is different and more extensive process than that of the traditional internship experience.
Internship opportunities also exist abroad with Erasmus+ programme – see more in Exchange Studies.
For international internship opportunities take a look at https://erasmusintern.org/traineeships. For international career, please take a look at Highered Platform
If you have questions about declaring your internship or study program related questions, please turn to your study consultant or your internship supervisor, you can find your Canvas course.
In EBS you are welcome to turn to Kadri Osula with questions regarding career advice.
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