About the course
A self-organised internship gives students the opportunity to engage actively in a field of practice and in work that relates to the profession of Global Nutrition & Health. The purpose of the internship is to practice hands-on skills, explore career opportunities, communicate one’s professional field, expand networks, and reflect on how the internship relates to theory taught in the classroom.
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Aims and objectives
The student will take part in the daily routines of the workplace and explore the theoretical approach(es) applied by the internship placement. On completion of this course the student should have:
- Supplemented academic and professional skills acquired during the education
- Gained in-depth knowledge within a field of one’s choice and from other professional fields related to GNH
- Strengthened and gained a better understanding of the links between theory and practice.
Content of the course
The elective topic and place of the internship must give the student the opportunity to engage in a field of practice and in work that relates to the profession of Global Nutrition & Health. The purpose of the internship is to practice and strengthen hands-on skills, explore career opportunities, communicate one’s own professional capacity, expand networks, and reflect on the Internship in relation to relevant theoretical frameworks.
An internship contract must be approved by the internship coordinator and will be approved based on the formulation of the learning objectives, the corresponding activities, and the stated relevance to the GNH program.
This elective course will appeal to independent students who are familiar with the formal requirements for internships and for those who are able to independently organise an internship with a minimum of support from GNH. The student is responsible for finding a suitable company/organisation for his or her internship, for having an internship contract approved by the internship coordinator at GNH before week 50, and for communication between the workplace and the GNH programme at University College Copenhagen, KP.
Self-study; practical engagement in a field of practice and work.
The student will complete the following tasks:
- Fill out and sign an internship contract (including CV + Cover Letter)
- Ensure that the internship host completes the Internship Host Evaluation of Student Performance
- Complete the Student Evaluation of the Internship Experience.
The internal examination for internships consists of completing attendance requirements (>90%) and a written assignment.
The purpose of the written assignment is for the students to demonstrate reflective and critical thinking related to their practical experiences and by connecting theory to practice. The students will be provided with a list of questions that must be answered in the written assignment.
The exam will be graded based on the 7-point scale.