Presentation on theme: "The Internship Course How does it work?. Purpose of the Internship Course Gain relevant working experience Help students make important career decisions."— Presentation transcript:
The Internship Course How does it work?
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
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
How to select the best internship Consider what type of internship you wish to persue? NGO, GO, Int. institutions, officework, fieldwork, Academia etc.
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
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
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)
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
At the internship Write weekly logbook Keep in touch with DPCR
Towards the end of the internship Write your final Internship Report (using your logbook) Hand in final Internship Report (last week of course)
Remember Select internship carefully Prepare well Keep safe - and in touch with DPCR Hand in your Final Report