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Project-oriented Internship

Project-oriented Internship
Master programme in
Chemical Biology
Type of activity

Project oriented internship

Teaching language
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Please be aware of the approval requirements for a project-oriented internship. You can read more about the approval process here

Tilmelding sker via STADS-Selvbetjening indenfor annonceret tilmeldingsperiode, som du kan se på Studieadministrationens hjemmeside

Registration through STADS-Selvbetjeningwithin the announced registration period, as you can see on the Studyadministration homepage.

Number of participants
Responsible for the activity
Anders Malmendal (amalm@ruc.dk)
Head of study
Anders Malmendal (amalm@ruc.dk)
Study administration
INM Registration & Exams (inm-exams@ruc.dk)
Exam code(s)
Overall objective

The goal of the project-oriented internship is to let the student use his/her skills in an another working environment than the university. The internship may be with a company, a public authority, an educational institution, an organisation or the like.

Detailed description of content

The internship should allow the student to gain practical experience of working professionally with research questions in the field of chemical biology. The student must prepare an internship project with a chemical biology research question relevant to the internship and the tasks the student has had.

The student is responsible for finding an internship, and for the completion of the task agreed with the place of internship and the university.

The student will be assigned a supervisor and the internship agreement must be approved by the Study Board in advance. The internship runs parallel with the master thesis in the 3rd semester and it is encouraged that the two projects benefit from each other.

Course material and Reading list

There is no fixed syllabus. Students themselves select relevant literature for their project work.

Overall plan and expected work effort

Internship / 405 hours

  • Exam and assessment: 0,5 hours

  • Supervision: 7-8 hours

  • Literature search and report writing: 100 hours

  • Time at the internship host: 287 hours

  • Exam preparation: 10 hours

Evaluation and feedback

All projects’ processes will include ongoing dialogue-based (oral) evaluation between the students and the supervisor. Both students and supervisors are expected to provide constructive feedback and viewpoints during the process. Feedback concerning the academic content and progression, process and collaboration. Every other year when the projects are handed in, there will also be an evaluation through a questionnaire in SurveyXact. The Study Board will handle all evaluations along with any comments from the head of study. Furthermore, students can, in accordance with RUCs ‘feel free to state your views’ strategy through their representatives at the study board, send evaluations, comments or insights from their project process to the study board during or after the project process.


The programme is negotiated with the place of internship and supervisor and stated in the internship agreement. Note that the internship can run parallel or subsequent to the master thesis (45 ECTS) in the 3rd semester.

Overall learning outcomes

  • Knowledge of the areas of chemistry and biology relevant to the selected research question at the internship workplace

  • Knowledge of the relevant experimental/theoretical/analytical methods that can be used for the selected research question

  • Knowledge of and insight into how the challenges of the internship can be addressed through the use of chemistry theories and experiments

  • Skills in analysing complex practical issues and planning possible solution strategies by using chemical methods

  • Skills in describing, analysing and discussing concrete practical issues using chemical theories, concepts and methods

  • Skills in relating critically to the strengths and weaknesses of the methods used

  • Skills in communicating the results achieved to a selected target group

  • Competences in participating in the preparation of solution strategies based on the critical use of chemical theories and methods

  • Competences in formulating a non-trivial representative application-oriented chemical research question that can be illuminated by available methods and techniques

  • Competences in familiarising themselves with an application-oriented subject area in the study of textbooks and scientific literature

  • Competences in being able to critically discuss the significance of the results obtained and to relate the results to selected scientific and application-oriented literature in the field

  • Competences in reflecting on the role of the profession as a technical, societal, cultural, scientific, educational or teaching activity.

Form of examination
Project oriented internship with a written product.

The character limit of the written product is: 26,400-96,000 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

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

Assesment criteria:

  • to discuss and analyze the selected subject areas

  • to understand and reflect on the project.

  • to use and master scientific theories and methods while working with a specific, academic and relevant task

  • to analyze, categorize, discuss, argue, reflect and evaluate complex data on a scientific basis

  • to critically view and select scientific sources, literature, theories and methods

  • to write in accordance with academic text norms and for an academic target group

  • to use experimental methods in a research process

  • to critically reflect on the practice of a specific workplace based on the theories and methods employed in Chemical Biology.

The assessment of the oral exam is based on the student’s ability to

  • to meet the criteria mentioned above

  • to clearly present and communicate the scientific content of the project

  • to engage in a scientific dialogue and discussion with the supervisor and assessor and whether the performance meets all formal requirements for the written og oral exam.

Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U60052
Last changed 14/06/2023

lecture list:

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Tuesday 19-12-2023 10:00 - 19-12-2023 10:00 in week 51
Project-oriented Internship - Hand-in of project

Monday 15-01-2024 08:15 - Wednesday 31-01-2024 18:00 in week 03 to week 05
Project-oriented Internship - Project examination

Thursday 01-02-2024 08:15 - Thursday 29-02-2024 18:00 in week 05 to week 09
Project-oriented Internship - Project reexamination