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1 The Internship Course How does it work?

2 Purpose of the Internship Course  Gain relevant working experience  Help students make important career decisions  Improve students networks – Connections  Possible opening for future employment  An appreciated experience - often proves very valuble

3 Credits for the Internship Course  The course stretches over the whole semester (30 hp)  The internship must fit well with the semesters at UU (20 January – 8 June 2014)  You will not get credits or be graded until you have handed in the final Internship Report

4 How to select the best internship  Consider what type of internship you wish to persue? NGO, GO, Int. institutions, officework, fieldwork, Academia etc.

5  OSCE  Research institutions  Interpeace  Försvarshögskolan  Föreningen för utvecklingsfrågor  Peace Now  NATO  Ministry for Foreign Affairs  Kvinna till Kvinna  Oxfam international  Save the Children  Stockholm Environmental Institute  …etc……. Where to find an internship  SIDA  Olof Palme Int. Center  FOI  Right Livelihood Award Foundation  UN-institutions  Peace Works Sweden  MUST  Embassies  SIPRI  EU-institutions  Universities

6 Selecting  Make list of possible organisations, agencies etc.  Check with course convener if relevant/suitable  Make internship budget  Prepare applications to a few organisations/agencies

7 Your application  Check carefully how to apply to the specific organisation  Prepare your application well  Motivate why you want the internship  Include previous experience  Be clear about the semesters at UU (20 January – 8 June 2014)

8 When you have found a suitable organisation for your internship  A written agreement between the hosting organisation/agency and DPCR must be signed  Check if visa is neccessary  Check what vaccinations are needed  Provided you follow the instructions, you will be insured during your entire internship  Leave contact information with DPCR  Get your insurance card from DPCR

9 At the internship  Write weekly logbook  Keep in touch with DPCR

10 Towards the end of the internship  Write your final Internship Report (using your logbook)  Hand in final Internship Report (last week of course)

11 Remember  Select internship carefully  Prepare well  Keep safe - and in touch with DPCR  Hand in your Final Report

12 Good luck!


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