Internship

All students of the master’s programmes Economics, Business Economics and Business Engineering have the opportunity to do an internship. This internship can be added to the curriculum as an elective course and consists of 6 ECTS-credits.

Practical information

The internship has a workload of 4 weeks of fulltime employment or 20 working days. In the interest of the student, internships during exam periods are not allowed. Students who wish to complete their internship during the academic year, can under no circumstances be exempted from the imposed study obligations regarding other courses in the programme overview. While scheduling the internship, students must take into account all the other imposed study obligations (e.g. mandatory presence during classes, continuous assessment, ...).

The internship’s assignment must be related to one or more of the programme’s fields of study. It involves a project and/or assignments aimed at problem solving and must primarily involve (>50%) professional and analytical tasks. After the internship the student must write an internship report in which he/she links the internship’s assignment to the broader theoretical framework.

The student may not start his/her internship before the internship agreement has been created and signed and the internship coordinator, internship supervisor and the student each have their own copy in their possession.

The student can find all information on the Internship elective course on the Minerva course site 'Stages FEB / Internships FEB (FX00004A)'. You can subscribe to this Minerva course site by clicking on ‘Study offer 2018-2019’ – choose ‘Course sites’ – Click on ‘Subscribe to (other) course sites’. All the necessary information can be found in the internship guide (‘Documents’ – ‘3. Internship Elective Course’ – ‘1. Internship Guide’). There is also a folder with internship offers for international students.

When

At the earliest the internship can start from July onwards during the summer vacation before the first master (the internship is considered to be part of the master’s programme curriculum) and lasts at the latest until the month of May in the master (Business) Economics or the 2nd master Business Engineering. If the student graduates in the resit examination period, the internship may last until August 15 at the latest.

These are the possibilities:

Master (Business) Economics Master Business Engineering
Summer before 1st Master Only possible for students who followed the Preparatory programme Only possible for students who followed the Preparatory programme
During academic year of 1st Master Not possible in case of a standard learning track (too much other study obligations) Not possible in case of a standard learning track (too much other study obligations)
Summer after 1st Master Possible in resit examination period Possible (between 1st master and 2nd master)
During academic year of 2nd Master N/A Not possible in case of a standard learning track (too many other study obligations)
Summer after 2nd Master N/A Possible in resit examination period

 

Contact

If you have any questions after reading the internship guide, you can contact the internship coordinator: Tine.Claeys@UGent.be