What does it take to be an intern?

There are great opportunities to do an internship as part of your master program at Aarhus BSS regardless of your study programme.

Below you will find more information about what is takes to become an intern as well as other relevant information.

You can also read one of the great stories about paving the road to the dream job through the internship and Master's Thesis.

How do you get an internship?

1. Find a company

You can look for internships in the career centre jobbank. You can also apply unsolicited to a company of your own interest. At the career centre, we can also provide you with contact information for one of our partners

2. Apply for the internship

You can read more on how to do an application, CV and apply unsolicited. Additionally, you can also find tips to the good internship.

3. Internship agreement

The internship agreement can be downloaded online from study info. If you have problems doing that, you can contact the study information. The internship agreement is an agreement between you and the company. You will fill it out together and agree on work tasks and the extent of your internship. An advisor in your programme's department will approve the internship with a signature. You are to make copies of the agreement for your internship company, your advisor and yourself, before you hand it in.

4. Handing in the internship agreement

The internship agreement must, if you study language and communications or economics, be handed in at the Study Information. If you study language and communications, Marianne Petersen is to receive it. If you study economics Runa Kortsen will receive it. For law, psychology and political science students, find the information under your study guide.

5. Attending the internship

The internship is accomplished according to the work tasks and extent agreed upon in the internship agreement.

6. Write paper, hand it in and await the result.

All internships are finished with a paper. The guidelines for the paper and the evaluation of it vary according to your line of studies. You can read more about this in your study guide

The outcome of internships

First and most importantly, an internship gives you practical experience that allows you to learn from the company and its employees. Additionally, an internship can give you:

  • Close dialogue and cooperation with a company
  • Opportunities to test your theoretical knowledge in real life situations
  • Knowledge of business life specifically regarding work methods and processes
  • An option to put your education into perspective according to the job market
  • Relevant experience added to your CV
  • Extension of your business network
  • Potential contacts who can help you get future jobs or cooperation on projects
  • ECTS points

What does it take to be an intern?

Being an intern will be very different from what you are used to at school. Things to be aware of before you start your internship are:

  • The company expects you to be truly motivated for your internship responsibilities. They are typically looking for students who are responsible, enterprising, and committed. They look for students who want to be involved.
  • You will be a full time employee and a permanent part of the staff, which means that your work week will be at least 37 hours long.
  • The internship is unpaid, because it is part of a learning a process for you. If you get SU, it is often possible to continue with that while in your internship. If you are, however, used to earning money while studying, you should be aware that the opportunities to do so are very few during an internship. If you are an EU citizen, there is a possibility of applying for Erasmus funding for an international internship in the countries covered. The international office need to help you apply.

Information about internships

Requirements for the internship and the paper that follows will vary according to your line of study. You will find the guidelines for your specific programme under 'subject portals'. You will find an overview of the different rules and regulations on internships at BSS in the study info section.

You also have the opportunity to contact the advisor of your department if you have further, more specific questions regarding what the internship should contain in order to be approved. The problem statement for the paper and the process of writing it is also discussed directly with the advisor.      

Do you need help?

Visit us at the Career Centre at Fuglesangs Allé 4, S Building (2610), 4. floor