Master Internship

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode GEMSTAGE05
Vaknaam Master Internship
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels en Nederlands
Periode hele jaar

Uitgebreide vaknaam Master Internship
Leerdoelen 1. Put into practice in a professional environment the academic skills and knowledge gained during their Master programme in an original, creative and independent manner and thereby gaining insight into the relation between academic theory and policy and/or practice.
2. Reflect on the application and added value of knowledge and methods from the field of the MSc programme in the daily organisational practice.
3. Self-reflect on personal learning goals and pairing them with personal strengths and weaknesses.
4. Co-create knowledge, such as implications for the organisational practice, with professionals or target groups.
5. Communicate conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, effectively and professionally in both oral and written form in English, Dutch and/or another language in a professional environment closely related to the field of the master programme to the organisation and within the faculty.
6. Report on one’s preferred career path in relation to the work field.
Omschrijving Students do an internship at an international or Dutch organisation where they are involved in projects and tasks related to their study programme and level of education. The internship provides students the possibility to develop more practical experience and skills in the field of study, to gain more insight into personal strengths, ambitions and points of development, and to enhance their professional orientation. At the end of the internship, students can present their findings in different ways. Also, they reflect on their experiences and the extent to which they have achieved their personal learning goals.

Internships will provide you with the opportunity to gain relevant work experience outside a university setting. This means that the placement will not only provide you with a unique personal learning experience, but it will also contribute to the development of your professional and academic career. It is worth noting that due to the breadth and the interdisciplinary character of your programme, you are relatively free to choose the placement of your choice. These placements could include a profit or non-profit setting, public or private, a large international organisation or a small non-governmental organisation (NGO). For example, some students choose to do a placement in a large international organisation such as the EU or UN, whilst others others like to work for a municipality or for an NGO. It is important to note that you, the student, are expected to actively and independently search for a placement. The searching process and application process are important parts of the learning process as well as dealing with problems during the internship.
Uren per week 16
Onderwijsvorm Independent study, Placement
Toetsvorm Active participation, Individual assignments, Oral presentation
Vaksoort master
Coördinator drs. H.C. Diederiks
Docent(en) drs. H.C. Diederiks
Opmerkingen It is important to discuss your interest in a Master Internship, in your curriculum or extracurricular, with the coordinator of your programme. Also it is important to attend the information meeting about Master Internship in the period previous to the internship (see the online class schedule) or contact Chris Diederiks. Only proactive students will be able to finish this course because there is little facilitation from the faculty. Students need to find their own organisation where they want to do an internship and should have clear ideas about what tasks they will do for the organisation.

We encourage you to finish the Internship in one period (1a, 1b, 2a or 2b).

FSS Career Services can help students in their preparation for the working field. Possible internships are published on Gradleaders, on their LinkedIn and in the career newsletters.

During the internship a representative from the faculty, preferably from the programme, will contact the organisation and discuss the progress with the student and a mentor from the organisation. This contact can take place by phone, email or a visit.

All three parties (organisation, faculty, student) have to sign the UG Placement Agreement that can be found on the Nestor course before the start of the internship.

It is also possible to do research for an organisation in combination with the master’s thesis. In that case you will need to write an additional product to successfully pass the course Master Internship.
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