Why do an internship?

An internship allows a student to orientate themselves towards possible professions and to participate in the labour market. During the internship, the student should apply knowledge and competences acquired during previous academic courses. The internship is preferably a placement at an institution or company outside of the department, and should involve original research and the writing up of research results. The activities involved in  the internship should be described in the internship plan, which is to be written before the start of the internship. This plan should include a description of the internship’s objective; the student’s final product; and learning objectives, along with a description of the content and duration of the internship. When preparing for an internship, the student should get in touch with a supervisor of his/her choice well in advance.

Students in the research master Comparative Literary Studies may take an internship (for a maximum of 15 EC) as one of their electives. In doing so, they can draw on the range of internships offered as part of the one-year programme Literature Today as well as on other opportunities related to the conduct of research within the faculty or at national research institutes.

Step-by-step plan (Research) Master's internship

The steps below will help you prepare for your internship. Please read these carefully together with the detailed HUM Internship manual – (Research) Master’s (pdf), which includes important information on finding an internship, internships abroad, writing the internship work plan, registering in Osiris, supervision, keeping a logbook and writing the final report and evaluation.

Please be aware that the corona pandemic may affect your internship. Read these guidelines to find out what you should keep in mind while the corona measures are still in place.

More information

If you want to know more, or if you have any questions about internships, you can contact the Internship Office Humanities.