Internship abroad Master

INTERN-A-M Internship abroad Master

Autumn 2022

  • Topics

    This course combines an international internship with academic content. Internships that are placed in an academic context enhances one's understanding of how academic theory and practice are interconnect. When internships are held abroad, theories assist in managing and learning 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/for-studenter/icc/for-studenter/internship-abroad-programme/

  • Learning outcome

    Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have attained the following:

    Knowledge - The candidate

    • can demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge about intercultural teamwork
    • can demonstrate 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 address practical problems, using acquired academic methods and theories

    General competence - The candidate

    • demonstrates 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: https://www.nhh.no/for-studenter/karrieresenter/internship-abroad-programme/ (copy URL).

    Before the internship, all students must take part in a compulsory pre-departure workshop. Students who are planning an internship the following summer or autumn, must attend the pre-departure workshop in April. Students who are planning an internship in the following year, must attend the pre-departure workshop in November.

    The rest of the academic course content is available on Canvas.  

    During the internship the students must have the topic for module 2 approved 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

    You may take both ENEINT and INTERN-A-M, but they must be based on two different internships.

    ENEINT/INTERN-A-M cannot be included in the degree if taken in combination with Grunderskolen / Innovation School / Social entrepreneurship. If you take both ENEINT/INTERN-A-M and Grunderskolen / Innovation School / Social Entrepreneurship, ENEINT/INTERN-A-M will be shown in a separate transcript.

  • Compulsory Activity

    a) approval of the internship workplace, b) pre-departure workshop attendance, c) approval of the topic for module 2 and d) submission of 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 combines academic theories and practice. The final report is submitted 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

    Arnett, J. J. (2002). The psychology of globalization. American Psychologist, 57(10), 774-783

    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.

    Watton, P., Collings, J. & Moon, J. (2001). Reflective Writing. Unpublished material.

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Overview

ECTS Credits
7.5
Teaching language
English
Semester

Spring and autumn. Offered autumn 2022.

Course responsible

Kristin Rygg, FSK Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication