New internship agreement

By Astri Kamsvåg

9 January 2020 12:49

New internship agreement

Yesterday, NHH signed a new agreement with Diku on internships in South Africa. The agreement involves six internships, and our academic partner is the University of Cape Town. The project runs over two years.

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The main goal for the project in South Africa is to strengthen and develop the global internship programme, including trying out new digital education technology on a smaller group of students.

"The previous collaboration projects we have with DIKU on internships in Brazil and Japan will be completed in January this year", says Kristin Rygg, prosject leader and Associate Professor at the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication.

"We have good experience with these projects; they have provided us with valuable experiences that have been important in establishing the global internship programme that NHH introduced as an elective course in 2019 and which will be evaluated this spring", explains Ann-Mari Haram, Project Leader at the International Career Centre at NHH.

Intercultural competence is an important part of the elective course, where students must combine academic understanding of the subject and reflect on how this turns out in practice while they are interns.

Øystein signing the agreement with Diku (Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education).
Øystein signing the agreement with Diku (Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education).

Main goals

The most important goals of the project, cut from the project description, are:

  1. Further strengthen and develop the global internship programme launched at NHH in January 2019.
  2. Develop our intercultural knowledge of a region we have little interaction with.
  3. Develop ties with employers in South Africa and create six valuable internships for our students.
  4. Get experience using new teaching technology on a smaller cohort of students.
  5. Strenghten our relations with the University of Cape Town.
The working group together with rector at the contract signing meeting (from left): Ann-Mari Haram (International Career Centre), Kristin Rygg (project leader, associate professor at the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication/FSK), Øystein, Agnes Bamford (PhD research fellow FSK), Stella Angove (International Career Centre) and Arild Schanke (Section for Quality Assurance).
The working group together with rector at the contract signing meeting (from left): Ann-Mari Haram (International Career Centre), Kristin Rygg (project leader, associate professor at the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication/FSK), Øystein, Agnes Bamford (PhD research fellow FSK), Stella Angove (International Career Centre) and Arild Schanke (Section for Quality Assurance).

In total, NHH now offers 40 internships in more than 15 countries.

New agreement on internships in Japan

NHH has just signed a new collaboration agreement on internships for students with the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Japan. The agreement means that six to eight NHH students per year can complete a four-week credit-granting internship.

Bridging theory and work experience

There is no doubt in my mind: Internships abroad are definitely an invaluable opportunity for our students! Testimonials from our bachelor's and master's students in Brazil confirm that this is the way to go for NHH.

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