Internship abroad Master

INTERN-A-M Internship abroad Master

Autumn 2020

  • Topics

    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:

  • Learning outcome

    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 address practical problems, 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

  • Teaching

    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: (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 have the topic for module 2 approved. The latter must be handed in 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 topic 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.

  • Assessment

    A final report (part 1: 1500 words, part 2: 1500  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 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.

  • Grading Scale

    Pass - Fail

  • Literature

    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.

    Gupta, S. (2008). Mine the potential of multicultural teams. HR Magazine53(10), 79-80.

    Literature of one's choice (ca.100 pages)


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Autumn, Summer and Spring. Offered summer and autumn 2020.

Course responsible

Agnes Bamford, FSK Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication