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Global Research Internship Programme (GRIP)

In collaboration with Newcastle University Business School the FEB Careers Company offers inspiring research internships abroad. Over summer recess students are able to gain valuable professional experience during one month to six week projects in India, UK, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nicaragua . The work for the research internship is mostly focused on local empowerment and development.


For whom?

The Global Research Internship Programme is open to all FEB students (Bachelor, Master and Pre-Master), except first year students. These internships are best suited for students who have international ambitions, are a bit adventurous and eager to gain some practical experience.

What’s in it for you?

By taking part you’ll be ready to compete in today’s hugely competitive global business environment. You’ll get the unique opportunity to:

  • Differentiate yourself and your CV
  • Gain international work experience and build your global network
  • Improve intercultural competencies
  • Improve your research capabilities
  • Enhance your employability skills
  • Travel during the free time.


What your fellow students experienced

Tim, internship at the National institute Securities Markets in Mumbai:  
“I am certain that the time in India prepared me for the international labour market.”

Ilia, internship at Tata Medical Center in Kolkata:
"I usually do not feel the lack of English skills…but dealing with native speakers on a regular basis is something different”

Chantalle van Zanten did a Global Internship at Tata Medical Centre in Kolkata, India during her MSc studies IB&M.
"The experience taught me to be more assertive. It also improved my English and my quantitative & qualitative research skills. Competences I can definitely u se in my future career. Above all it was an unforgettable experience!”

Karel Hruby did a Global Internship at NISM in Mumbai, India during his Master in Finance at the RUG:
“I really enjoyed the freedom that we were given to do our research. Plus, I was able to use the data of NISM for my Master Thesis and the experience differentiates my CV. ”

Lisanne and Lauren, internship at the Elizabeth center in Tanzania:
“the research we have done shows our employers that we are able to adapt to unknown situations and that we are able to work independently”


With projects in India, the UK, Tanzania, Nicaragua and Ruanda, GRIP offers ample opportunity to go abroad and invest in your international experience. Check more information about the specific projects in each country.

The projects are not study-specific (for instance entirely finance or econometrics). The assignments concern more all-round entrepreneurial research consulting. Requested is that you are able to solve issues that require knowledge from multiple disciplines.

These internships don't involve a monthly allowance. However, you can apply for a scholarship through GUF They offer grants for this programme of about 300 euro.


Application is open from 15t h December, deadline 1st March 2018. Interviews will be held between 12th-16th March 2018. Send your CV and answer to the following questions to with the subject "GRIP 2018 Application". If you are interested in multiple projects, please indicate your second preference in your mail.

1) Why do you want to take part in this internship? (no more than 200 words)

2) What makes you suitable for this internship? In particular, what skills do you have to offer to the NISM/ Tata Medical Centre/Thomas Swan & Co/FSB/Rwanda Project / Tanzania Project / Nicaragua Project that would be of value to them?  (no more than 300 words)

3) Please provide an example of a project that you managed (no more than 300 words)
- What was your role?
- What was the outcome of the project?
- What difficulties did you face, and how did you overcome them?

4) Have you ever worked in a culturally diverse team? Yes/No

a) If yes, how did you work effectively within the culturally diverse team? What problems did you face? How did you overcome these problems? * (no more than 200 words)

b) If no, why would you like to work within a culturally diverse team? How do you think it would be different? What problems would you expect to arise and how would you overcome them? (no more than 200 words)

In case you have any questions, please feel free to contact Xingni from our Student Team at


The projects


1. Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, India: Students will work at this busy cancer hospital in Kolkata working on a research project which will involve qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Student team: 2 from Newcastle, 2 from FEB
Starting time: 6 weeks, start at the ending of the June
Fee: accommodation & meals, approximately £ 700 in total ( £ 17 / day)

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2. National Institute of Securities Markets, Mumbai, India: Students will work on a research project looking at financial literacy and financial inclusion.

Student team: 2 from Newcastle, 2 from FEB, 2 from Boston
Starting time: 6 weeks, start at the ending of the June
Fee: accommodation & meals are provided by NISM

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3. Bharti Foundation, New Delhi, India: Students will measure the effectiveness of the Bhartis Foundation's Quality Support Program.

Student team: 2 from Newcastle, 2 from FEB, 2 from Boston
Starting time: 6 weeks, start at the ending of the June
Fee: accommodation & meals, approximately £400 in total

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UK, Newcastle

1. Atom bank: Supporting entrepreneurial activities in the region of Newcastle

Student team: 1-2 from FEB, 1-2 from Newcastle, 1-2 from Xiamen, 1-2 from Boston.
Starting time: 4-6 weeks, start on the date 24th July
Positions: 2 places available
Fee: accommodation £ 99/week + food £ 30-40/week

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2. Thomas Swan & Co Ltd: Gain first hand business consulting experience with a respected and innovative 90-year-old UK company

Starting time: 4-6 weeks, start on the date 24th July  

Fee: accommodation £ 99/week + food £ 30-40/week

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The Elizabeth Foundation in Arusha, Tanzania: What is the role of an NGO in relation to local economic development? This year's focus: how are the alumni of the school doing and where are they?

Studentteam: 4 from FEB, 2 from NUBS
Starting time: 4 weeks, start at the beginning of July
Fee: 500 euros + obligation to look for additional 200 euro from donors

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Ideas in Motion in Rwanda: How can starting entrepreneurs be supported and how does this contribute to local economic development?

Studentteam: 3-5 students from FEB, 3-5 from NUBS
Starting time: 4 weeks, start at the Beginning of July
Fee: 450 euros for accommodation, including breakfast

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Ecotourism in San Carlos: Develop ways to support micro-finance programmes in San Carlos

Requirement: Fluent Spanish is required
Studentteam: 2 from FEB, 2 from NUBS
Starting time: 4 weeks, start at the beginning of July
Fee: 450 euros housing and living

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