Your Master’s thesis requires you to conduct independent research, which may be done as part of an internship at a consultancy or government agency, for instance.
An internship is not compulsory, but can definitely help you to get a feeling for actual professional practice. Many employers appreciate experience gained in an organisation.
You will have to arrange your internship yourself, but your thesis supervisor can help you find one.
Geosciences has a website dedicated to finding an internship.
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 Innovation Sciences programme leader to find out whether this internship could be completed as part of your academic programme (curriculum).
Never accept an internship without prior approval by your thesis supervisor.
Your thesis supervisor will decide in advance whether an internship meets certain requirements. In other words, whether your role is clear, whether the internship represents a challenge for you, and whether you will receive sufficient supervision by the organisation in question.
If you go abroad for your internship/thesis it is mandatory to apply for it in Osiris.
- Go to Osiris Student
- Click on the ‘Stay Abroad’ tab*.
- Click on ‘New request’ (bottom left).
- Select the correct application request: 'Stay abroad other'.
- Fill out the form and upload your approval from Master coordinator.
- Click on ‘Submit’.
*A new window will open in the old OSIRIS student lay-out. In this window, please click on 'stay abroad' again. You may have to log in again in case your session has expired.