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Important points regarding internships

A few points warrant special attention when appointing an internship student.

A few points warrant special attention when appointing an internship student.

Internship supervision

Internship supervision

The supervision and feedback provided by the company is very important to the students’ development and their preparations for the job market. Companies are obliged by law to appoint a supervisor to coach the student throughout the internship period.

The aim of internship supervision is not just to check that students are performing their duties as expected, but also to focus on the learning outcomes. The supervisor and student set out the learning outcomes together at the start of the internship. They should be in line with the degree programme. If a student is doing the internship as a course unit (as an elective or a research internship), the learning outcomes will be set by the degree programme and assessed at the end of the internship. It is important that your company is aware of these learning outcomes from the offset, that you agree to them and that you help and coach the student to achieve them.

Internship allowance

Internship allowance

Companies are not legally obliged to pay a internship allowance, but it is normal practice. The average allowance for a full-time internship is between € 300 and € 500 per month, whereby some students from sought-after degree programmes receive up to € 1,000 per month.

Internship contract

Internship contract

An internship contract is statutory. The contract must show that the internship is designed to acquire work experience and does not constitute disguised employment. Agreements about an internship allowance should be laid down in the internship contract.

If the student is doing a internship as a course unit (as an elective or a research internship), the University of Groningen will usually sign the contract too. In such cases, the student should contact the internship coordinator for the Faculty of Economics and Business. We will draw up the relevant contract. If you want to use your own contract, we will ask our lawyers to check it. Please allow an extra few weeks for this.

More information about the rules and regulations when appointing an internship student is available on the website of the Chamber of Commerce.

Last modified:28 May 2020 3.26 p.m.
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