Internship abroad courses

Internship abroad courses

You can now integrate an international internship in your degree from NHH.


The courses are offered as part of NHH's BSc in Economics and Business Administration, MSc in Economics and Business Administration and MSc in Accounting and Auditing. Each course consists of an approved internship (worth 5 ECTS) which is integrated with a theoretical part (worth 2,5 ECTS).

In the bachelor course the theoretical module consists of a theoretical module, a reflection blog and an final report. The material concentrates on the experience itself 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)

Course work before, during and after your internship:

  • Before your internship: read the course content on Canvas (video lectures and literature)
  • During your internship: write a reflection blog (and hand in a draft of the report - depending on the internship period) and work on your chosen task for module 2 after having had the project description approved (specific for INTERN-A-M).
  • After your internship: hand in the final report.

important dates for the final report

For internships finishing in July/August (summer internships):

  • draft hand-in on Canvas by 10 September
  • final report hand-in on WISEflow by 10 October

For internships finishing in the autumn semester:

  • draft hand-in on Canvas by 20 November
  • final report hand-in on WISEflow by 20 December 

For internships finishing in the spring semester:

  • draft hand-in on Canvas by 15 May
  • final report hand-in on WISEflow by 15 June 

course regulations

The internship can not be approved an registered as 5 ECTS on its own, neither can the theoretical part be approved as 2,5 ECTS on its own. 

It is not possible to have internships that you have completed in the past, approved as part of the course. The reason for this is that much of the course work is done while you are on the internship.

Deadline for applying to have your internship approved: 25 October 2019.

You do not need to have already secured an internship (please see more information under the heading Internship Approval) to apply for internship approval. 

After having obtained your internship approval, you will attend the mandatory pre-departure seminar which requires you meeting in person.

The next pre-departure seminar will take place 15 November 2019.

After having completed your Internship Abroad course, you will be invited to attend a 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, for the student to know how to best capitalise on their internship and course experience in recruitment processes. 

The next re-entry workshop will take place 17 October 2019.

finding your internship

All the internships that the partners of the International Career Centre's (ICC) 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:

internship approval

All internships must go through a process of approval by NHH. The process is run by the ICC and the approval criteria are as follows:

  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 where the internship takes place. 
  6. The student must submit a copy of her/his internship contract when applying to have the internship approved. 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).

At the end of the internship period the internship and company contact person must complete the evaluation form. This form must be submitted through WISEflow together with the course report as ONE pdf-file.


General rules applying to the internship

  1. The course report and company evaluation are to be handed in the semester following the internship, and in the last semester of the student's degree (bachelor or master).
  2. The internship you take as part of the INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M courses can not be combined with an internship taken as part of NHH's Innovation School, Gründerskolen, Sosialt entrepenørskap and other similar programmes. 
  3. CEMS internships can be approved for the INTERN-A-M course, if they are of sufficient length. 
  4. 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 degrees at NHH.
  5. INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M are electives in the bachelor and master degree programmes, respectively.
  6. The internship can be paid or unpaid.
  7. 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. 
  8. Internships that take place during summer, will be registered on the following autumn semester.
  9. Internships that take place during autumn, will be registere on the following spring semester.
  10. The internship course will be registered in the semester of the report submission.

Financing your internship abroad

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

Check if you are eligible

insurance during your internship abroad

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

visa, accommodation and travel

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