International studies

International Studies

Before you decide that you want to go on a work placement/field Work

  • Be aware that you can also spend your 3rd semester on the MA attending some of the profile or optional subjects offered across Arts or other faculties at AU, or studying at a foreign university. Please consult your academic regulations.
  • Please register for the work placement/field work on your stads-self service on time.

Finding a work placement/field work

You basically have to go out and search for one yourself. Maybe you have some contacts you can pursue or maybe you know of an organization/work place where you would like to work. You can find information on work placement/field works by visiting AU Job and Project Bank.

  • The application and acceptance procedures are specific to each individual organization/company/NGO. You will need to figure out those relevant to you yourself.
  • The work placement/field work must be completed before the end of the semester to ensure that the Master’s thesis semester can commence on time.
  • You cannot apply for a prolonging of the thesis period due to the work placement/field work period.

Travel grant

You can apply for travel grants even before you have found an work placement/field work position.
Find relevant deadlines and application forms. 

Get approval for your internship

  • Once the host institution/organization/company of your work placement/field work has accepted you, you need to get it approved by the Department of Global Studies.
  • Fill out the form Project placement agreement and ask the Global Studies work placement coordinator for his or her signature.
  • The signed agreement must be uploaded using the form for 'Preliminary approval for courses outside AU' at MyStudies before starting the project.
  • Detailed instructions on how to upload the agreement can be found under point number 4 in the page Project placement / Field study at Arts.
  • If you find a work placement / internship before June, you will be assigned a supervisor in the beginning of June. In most cases, the work placement academic supervisor will be the same person as the thesis supervisor.
  • Those who find a placement in June or later, will be assigned as supervisor as quickly as possible hereafter and the Department will make every endeavour, as far as possible, to ensure that the academic supervisor for the work placement and the thesis supervisor is the same person.