AGDK14008U Project oriented work (Academic internship, 15 ECTS)

Volume 2023/2024

A project oriented work (also referred to as an academic internship) can be part of the academic activities at the third semester. The academic internship can take up 15, 22.5 or 30 ECTS corresponding to a total workload of 412½, 619 or 825 hours.


The purpose of the internship is to give the student competences, skills and knowledge relevant for the job market. The internship may also serve as preparation for the thesis (this is however not a prerequisite).


An academic internship involves a contractual arrangement between a student, a company/organization at which the internship is to take place and the head of studies at Global Development. The head of studies must pre-approve the relevance of the internship and it is a prerequisite that the company/organization where the internship is to take place provides a supervisor for the intern.


A relevant internship is one which allows the student to do meaningful and mostly academic work in an organization/company. Furthermore the content of this work should be within the scope of the global development programme. This means that internships based primarily within a field that is not covered by the global development programme will not be accepted. An example could be if the internship is primarily based around communication or fundraising.


At the end of the internship the student must submit a project report. Due to the fact that the student receives ECTS for the internship it is important that the report reflects relevant academic work. The student will work out the content of the report with the supervisor.

The allocation of hours for the internship is as follows:

Number of ECTS                                                     




Total hours                                                               








Teaching, reading, GD meetings                      




Internship work                                                      




Project report                                                         




Learning Outcome


  • Demonstrate knowledge of and analytic insight into the structure, purpose and operation of the selected corporation, company or institution at which the internship is conducted.


  • Critically reflect on the use and relevance of Global Development curriculum in relation to the selected corporation, company or institution at which the internship is conducted.
  • Competences:
  • Communicate information and interpretations in a succinct and effective manner targeted at specific audiences.
Internship Work + Supervision.
In addition to the supervisor at the place of the internship, the student will also be appointed an internship supervisor at Global Development (the student is responsible for contacting potential supervisors). Students are given 5x45 min. of supervision (for 30 ECTS), 4x45 min. (for 22.5 ECTS) or 3x45 min. of supervision (for 15 ECTS).
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 50
  • Practical Training
  • 287,5
  • Project work
  • 75
  • Total
  • 412,5
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Type of assessment details
Individual internship report.
The report should be maximum 20 pages (for 30 ECTS), 15 pages (for 22.5 ECTS) or 10 pages (for 15 ECTS).

Formal requirements for written assignments and exams are described in section 4.5 in Curricula’s Common Part.
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

See 'Learning Outcome'