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Project-oriented Internship (30 ECTS)
|Master programme in||
Global Studies * / International Development Studies * / Global and Development Studies
|Type of activity||
Project oriented internship
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity||
Somdeep Sen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Head of study||
Somdeep Sen (email@example.com)
ISE Registration & Exams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The project-oriented internship allows students to acquire first-hand knowledge about academic practices at the relevant labor market and tests their academic qualifications in relation to the work functions they are expected to undertake upon graduation.
The project-oriented internship consists of a stay with a relevant employer as well as internship supporting activities that in total sum to 800 hours work. The student is responsible for securing the project-oriented internship position and the practical matters associated with the internship.
The project-oriented internship must be pre-approved by the board of studies before it is started. The intern’s main tasks must be described, and they must lie within the subject area of the programme.
|Detailed description of content||
The learning outcomes during the internship are achieved through a mix of practical tasks, reflections on the intersection between theory, methods, and practice, as well as through the independent preparation of the academic internship project. The internship project's preparation takes place under the supervision of an internship supervisor based at RUC. The internship project includes a problem formulation, a review of the relevant literature, a discussion of the applied theories and methods, an analysis based on the empirical observations made during the internship, as well as a concluding section reflecting on the report’s theoretical and practical findings as well as implications.
|Course material and Reading list||
Determined individually in collaboration between student and supervisor.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
The student is responsible for securing an internship position and the practical matters associated with the internship. This includes ensuring that both the internship tasks at the workplace and the commitments to the university are fulfilled.
The internship must be pre-approved by the Board of Studies before the start of the internship period. It is expected that ¾ of the semester’s workload will be dedicated to the internship tasks, while ¼ will be allocated to the commitments at the university (equivalent to approx. 600 hours at the place of internship and approx. 210 hours at the university a total of 30 ETCS and 810 hours). The intern’s main tasks must be described, and they must lie within the subject area of the study programme.
The internship project’s research question must relate to theoretical or empirical issues from the programme’s subject area, which will be investigated during the internship. The internship project must be individually prepared, and the complete written product must include:
• An executive summary not exceeding 4,800 characters in length, including spaces. The summary must consider the project's contents and the significant points that a reader should know of. • A main part: including a mandatory literature review, which provides an overview of the most recent research in the academic field that the internship project deals with (i.e., a state-of-the-art literature review), a discussion of the applied theories and methods, an analysis based on the empirical observations made during the internship, as well as a concluding section reflecting on the report’s theoretical and practical findings as well as implications
See also the description of the internship report under type of examination.
|Evaluation and feedback||
The activity are evaluated regularly regarding the study board evaluation procedure. The activity responsible will be orientated about a potential evaluation of the activity at semesterstart. Se link to the study board evaluation praxis here https://intra.ruc.dk/nc/for-ansatte/organisering/raadnaevn- og-udvalg/oversigt-over-studienaevn/studienaevn-for-internationale-studier/arbejdet-medkvalitet- i-uddannelserne/
|Overall learning outcomes||
|Form of examination||
Oral exam based on project oriented internship.
The character limit of the written product is: 45,600-64,800 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 30 minutes.
The assessment is an assessment of the written product and the oral performance.
Writing and spelling skills in the report are part of the assessment.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: All.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
The internship project and any supplementing materials form the basis of the oral exam. The exam includes an individual presentation (max. 5 min) on an aspect of the internship project. Presentations are followed by a discussion between the student and the examiners. Any questions relevant to the theme of the project can be asked during the oral exam.
The program’s study regulations specify the formal requirements regarding the content and length of the project and length of the project exam.
Assessment consists of a joint assessment of the written product and the oral exam.
Internship project - high emphasis is put on the ability to:
• identify relevant actors and their roles involved in the specific sector that the internship takes place
• analyze systematically the collected data and substantiate answers to the project’s questions with clear reference to the analysis
• appraise/discuss the selected scientific literature
• examine and discuss the contributions and implications of project’s findings for the chosen field of study
• develop practice-oriented recommendations based on the project’s results.
Writing and spelling skills in the project report are part of the assessment
Oral exam - high emphasis is put on the ability to:
• assess critically the design of the study in its entirety and its implications • reflect critically on the study’s findings in relation to the existing state of research • discuss the implications of the project’s results for policy and practice.