The compulsory engineering internship is placed on the 5th or 6th semester, and students prepare for it through a course on the preceding semester.
The purpose of an engineering internship is for you to gain practical experience with engineering and knowledge of how to solve engineering tasks in practice in connection with the completion of the internship in a public or private company
The guidelines for engineering internships are further described in the documents below:
Below, you can find more information about internships and the practical matters, for which you, as a student, are responsible in connection to the internship.
When you have found an internship and arranged it with the company, you must fill out an internship agreement:
It is your responsibility to make sure the agreement is filled out and signed by both the company and Aarhus University. It is the internship coordinators who sign on behalf of AU.
Mechanical Engineering: Torben Almskou, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mechanical Engineering: Jeanette Ejsing Møberg, mail: email@example.com
You must write two reports during your internship, a Focus Report and a Training Report.
The guidelines for the preparation of both the Focus Report and the Training Report are listed below:
Deadlines can be found on the internship course page on Brightspace.
The internship must comprise at least 20 weeks of 37-hours, excluding any holidays.
If you want to take a holiday during your internship, the internship must be prolonged accordingly.
You are entitled to up to three days off to participate in exams, orientation meetings etc. at Aarhus University.
When your internship is completed, the company must fill out a certificate for completed internship. You can find the certificate here:
It is your responsibility to make sure the certificate is filled out and then to submit it to the internship coordinator. The deadline can be found on the fifth-semester internship course page on Brightspace.
In Startup Factory, you have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and explore your own entrepreneurial abilities as an alternative to a regular company internship programme. In the form of a 37-hour workweek, you will get the opportunity to collaborate with other students, who are in the same position as you, and who are passionate about entrepreneurship. An internship at Startup Factory could end up with you starting your own company or just getting to know more about yourself and entrepreneurship. No matter what, you will acquire many great tools and skills throughout the internship that will qualify you as a potential future entrepreneur.
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It is possible to choose to do an internship abroad. The internship often takes place in an international company. It is an opportunity to improve your linguistic abilities and experience a new and different working environment.
It is your responsibility to find an internship. It is possible to ask a professor or the student counsellor for advice regarding internship companies.