INTERN-A-M Internship abroad Master
Autumn 2023Spring 2024
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/
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
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. There is a spring pre-departure workshop for the summer/autumn interns, and an autumn pre-departure workshop for the spring interns.
The rest of the academic course content is available on Canvas.
At the end of the internship there is an online compulsory reflection seminar focusing on what the student has learned from his/her internship and how he/she can make use of their international work experience in a job interview.
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.
a) approval of the internship workplace, b) pre-departure workshop attendance, c) approval of the research topic for module 2 (see Canvas for details), d) submission of the first draft of the final report on Canvas for feedback, and e) reflection seminar attendance
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.
Pass - Fail
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 Magazine, 53(10), 79-80.
Watton, P., Collings, J. & Moon, J. (2001). Reflective Writing. Unpublished material.
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Spring, summer and autumn. Offered spring, summer and autumn 2023
Kristin Rygg, FSK Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication