Internship Abroad Programme

Internship Abroad Programme

The Internship Abroad programme enables NHH students to access internships abroad of high quality.


The application deadline for spring semster is 1 December.

The application deadline for the autumn semester and the summer term is 30 April. 


The courses are offered as part of the BSc and MSc in Economics and Business Administration, and the MSc in Accounting and Auditing. Each course consists of 7,5 ECTS. 

The bachelor course consists of a theoretical module, a reflection blog and an final report. The material concentrates on the experience of working internationally, and which learnings are to be had from the experience. 

In the master course the theoretical module is divided into two parts; intercultural teamwork and the workings of economics/business administration theories in practice.

Internship Abroad bachelor course (INTERN-A-B)

Internship Abroad master course (INTERN-A-M)


During October we usually inform about the Internship Abroad programme with an information meeting.

Video - infomation meeting

On Canvas "International opportunities at NHH" you can find the presentation.

How to join the course: 

1. Find an internship and get an offer

2. Send in:


3. Get a reply

4. Participate in the obligatory Pre-Departure Workshop (next on 15 December 14-17)

5. You will be sign up to the course afterwards and it will appear in you study plan.


All the internships offered by partners of the Career Centre's partners offer, will be approved as part of INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M. In addition, the internships at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be approved. 

You can also find an internship on your own; remember that it will need to be approved.

Ways of finding an internship:


All students wishing to take the INTERN-A-B or INTERN-A-M courses must apply to have their internships approved by the Career Centre.

Deadline for applying to have your internship approved:

  • 1 December for the spring semester.
  • 30 April for the summer periode and autumn semester.  

You do not need to have secured an internship for you to apply for internship approval. 



  1. The internship must cover a minimum of 150 work hours at a professional level.
  2. The intern must be given one or more challenging projects with a certain degree of autonomy. This is especially important for those taking the master course INTERN-A-M.
  3. The internship job tasks must be within the area of economics and business administration.
  4. The internship must take place in a country different from the student's citizenship. 
  5. The intern must have a contact person in the company/institution where the internship takes place. 
  6. The student must submit a copy of her/his internship contract when applying for internship approval. Internship contract example (PDF 14 KB).
  7. The intern must have insurance covering travels and the internship period (provided by the intern herself or the employer).


  • Students attending INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M must inform the Career Centre as soon as possible, should there occur any changes in the planned internship period. 
  • Norwegian full-time students may take the international internship course as part of their bachelor and master degrees at NHH. International full-time students may take the international internship as part of their master degree at NHH.
  • INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M are electives in the bachelor and master degree programmes, respectively.
  • The internship can be paid or unpaid.
  • The INTERN-A-M course can not be combined with NHH's Innovation School, Gründerskolen or the University of Oslo's Social Entrepeneurship programme. 
  • You can take INTERN-A-M and ENEINT as part of your master degree, but the courses must be based on two different internships.
  • Internships completed in the past are not eligible for approval. The reason is that much of the course work takes place during the internship.
  • The internship can not be approved and registered as 5 ECTS on its own, neither can the theoretical part, as 2,5 ECTS. 
  • CEMS internships are eligible for approval as part of the INTERN-A-M course, if they are of sufficient length. 
  • The course report and company evaluation will normally be submitted in the semester following the internship, and must in any case be submitted within the last semester of the student's degree if the student is in the final year of her/his degree.
  • The internship courses run over two semesters and within the same degree programme (bachelor or master). The student does the pre-departure workshop in one semester, then the internship itself and the academic components in the following semester. 
  • Internships that take place during summer, will be registered on the following autumn semester.
  • The internship course will be registered in the semester of the report submission.


After having obtained your internship approval, you must attend the mandatory pre-departure seminar before starting your internship and a re-entry workshop digitally.

The pre-departure seminar is organised twice a year, usually in June and December.  

After having completed your Internship Abroad course, you will take part in a obligatroy re-entry workshop. The workshop will have two main objectives. Firstly, to raise your awareness of your experiences, and how the experiences contribute to the building of a conscious and responsible business student. Secondly, to learn how you can best capitalise on your internship and course experience in job interviews.


If your internship takes place in Europe, you might be eligible for an Erasmus+ Traineeship grant.



You are responsible for obtaining sufficient health, travel and liability insurance coverage for the stay abroad, including travels to and from the host country. 


Please observe that you are responsible for organising your own travels, accommodation and work permit/visa for your stay abroad. 

internship on exchange -  intern abroad japan

By taking the course INTERN-A-M, you can combine exchange to Japan with an internship.

NHH has entered into an agreement with the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Japan for them to provide internships for NHH students in their corporate members in combination with exchange to Rikkyo University. Master students can participate in the fall semester.

Students participating in the program will complete internships lasting a minimum of four weeks, full time, before the start of the exchange semester at Rikkyo University. The fall semester starts in the middle of September. Only students who are citizens of countries exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Japan can participate.

To participate, students apply for exchange by the regular exchange deadline and include a motivation letter directed to the internship in addition to a regular motivation letter direted towards exchange. Which corporate member a student will get an internship in depends on the student’s experience and interests and which corporate members want an intern that semester.

Please note that the course requires that you attend a mandatory pre-departure workshop.