As an MSc in Global Development student, you have the opportunity to do an internship as part of your programme. The internship may take up 15, 22,5 or 30 ECTS of your third semester of studies. To set up an internship, you must design a protocol and plan for the internship, which must then be accepted by your supervisor as well as by the host company/organisation/institution and/or local authority.
An internship has several mandatory components:
- a work plan developed prior to commencing the internship
- working under supervision in the field, in an office or in an archive with a project or programme related to global development
Furthermore, milestones for skills and specific competencies may be used, depending on position, placement and project.
Examples of internships
Marie Knakkergaard, Internship at Enlightened Myanmar Research in Myanmar
Martin Müller, Internship at International Centre for Mountain Development in Nepal
Caroline Emma Troen, Internship at the Danish Embassy in South Africa
Internships all over the world
Our students are doing internships all over the world and in all types of organizations and companies. On this map you can see the location as well as host organization for some of the current and previous internships at Global Development.
"I knew I wanted to do an internship in Myanmar already before I applied for the MSc in Global Development. While looking at different options I came across a research project on justice and security in Myanmar by coincidence. Although they weren’t looking for an intern I contacted them and argued for a position!"
"I am working on a project on the promotion of both the transboundary management of natural resources as well as rural development in Nepal. My work includes field trips, workshops on the local level as well as regular office work for preparing and documenting the implemented measures."
Caroline Emma Troen
"As a political trainee at the Embassy of Denmark in South Africa I have worked closely with the Embassy’s mini-grant scheme – a scheme which provides financial support to various organizations and institutions within the thematic areas of Peace, Security and Human Rights."