The internship is an opportunity to become acquainted with the practices you’ll encounter in the work place during your second year. In an applied research or consultancy project, you’ll contribute to solving a specific problem in the field of energy and materials. Your internship will also be relevant to policy and/or management.

  • The internship must involve 22.5 credits, which is equivalent to 15.75 full-time working weeks (40 hours per week) or 15 credits, which is equivalent to 10,5 full-time working weeks.
  • During the internship you preferably should work on a single assignment (rather than multiple small tasks) at the host institution. If this is not the case, you need to discuss this in advance with your UU supervisor and this should be reflected in your internship proposal. Your work will result in a report.
  • An internship contract between the host institution and the university is mandatory. Always let your UU supervisor check before you sign the contract. If the host does not provide you with a contract you can use the UU internship contract.
  • Your academic supervisor (a staff member of the department) and your host institution (daily) supervisor will together guide and supervise you in your work.
  • Your report will be assessed, in first instance, by the host supervisor. The final assessment will be made by the academic supervisor, who will be the person who is responsible for grading.

You can find information on procedures, entrance requirements, place of research, output etc. in the course description in the study guide.

You can connect your internship with your Master’s thesis. There may be greater added value to be gained by doing more in-depth research on a topic that you encounter during the internship. Or an internship may offer an opportunity to explore the practical side of a topic that you are working on in a research project. In any event, the thesis and the internship are considered two courses and each has its own objectives and deliverables. This means that you have to write two reports and give two presentations. The exact deliverables can be found in the course descriptions.

For further questions you can contact the research coordinator Jesus Rosales Carreon.

You can find a topic for your internship on this website which contains an internship overview.

Career Services Internship Listings
You could also check the Career Services Internship Listings to see if any of the internships interest you. Companies and organisations looking for interns from the university's various academic programmes often post their vacancies with us.
Talk to your Energy Science programme leader to find out whether this internship could be completed as part of your academic programme (curriculum).

Note: if you started the programme before 2013, an internship is compulsory. Consult the Study Advisor.