INTERN-A-M Internship abroad Master
This course combines an international internship with an academic content. Internships that are placed in an academic frame act to enhance one's understanding of how academic theory and practice interconnect. When internships are held abroad, theories assist in managing and learn from one's intercultural experiences. The course combines a minimum of 150 work hours in a company with an academic component that amounts to approximately 70 work hours before, during and after the internship.
For more information about admission procedures for this course: https://www.nhh.no/en/for-students/international-career-center-icc/icc---for-students/internship-abroad-programme/
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have attained the following:
Knowledge - The candidate
- has theoretical and practical knowledge about intercultural teamwork
- has knowledge about how theories from economics/business administration and practice interconnect
Skills - The candidate
- is able to observe, describe, and reflect on diversity in the workplace and how it influences intercultural teams
- is able to do an analysis or suggest improvements at the organization where the internship takes place, using acquired academic methods and theories
General competence - The candidate
- has increased sensitivity towards diversity in the workplace and is better prepared to work in intercultural teams
- is able to reflect on and assess the validity of knowledge and skills acquired during his/her studies in light of practice
When the student has found an internship, she/he must apply to have it approved. See the following link for information on the application process: https://www.nhh.no/en/for-students/international-career-center-icc/icc---for-students/internship-abroad-programme/internship-abroad-courses/ (copy URL).
Before the internship all students must take part in an obligatory pre-departure workshop. Students who are planning an internship the following summer or autumn, must attend the pre-departure workshop in April/May. Students who are planning an internship in the following year, must attend the pre-departure workshop in November/December.
Except for the pre-departure seminar, the academic course content is online (on Canvas).
During the internship, there are two obligatory tasks related to the course module: To write a reflection blog for module 1 and to work on a research topic that links theory with internship practice for module 2. The course administrator needs to be informed about the chosen topic no later than two weeks into the internship.
The student submits a first draft of the final report on Canvas for review. The revised and final version is handed in digitally on WISEflow.
In order to maximize one's internship experiences, the student is offered a re-entry workshop after returning to NHH.
Credit reduction due to overlap
The internship you take as part of the INTERN-A-M course can not be combined with an internship taken as part of the ENEINT course, Innovation School, Gründerskolen, Sosialt entrepenørskap and other similar programmes or courses.
Requirements for course approval
Course approval is based on a) the internship workplace and mentor were approved, b) attended the pre-departure workshop, c) the project description for module 2 was approved, d) wrote a reflection blog for module 1, and e) handed in the first draft of the final report on Canvas for feedback.
A final report (part 1: 1500 words, part 2: 3000 words (+/- 10%)) that relates academic theories and practice. The final report is handed in online via WISEflow together with an evaluation form from the workplace (added as an attachment) on a date decided by the course coordinator.
Assessment of the course is based on assessment of the final report and the evaluation from the workplace.
Pass - Fail
Brett, J., Behfar, K., & Kern, M. C. (2012). Managing multicultural teams. In G.K. Stahl, M.E. Mendenhall & G.R. Oddou (Eds.) International Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior (pp. 289-298). New York: Routledge.
Litterature of one's choice (ca.100 pages)
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Autumn and spring. Offered spring, summer and autumn 2020.
Kristin Rygg, FSK Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication