About the course
This self-organised internship gives students the opportunity to engage practically in a field of practice and 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 own professional field, expand networks, and reflect on to how internship relates to classroom theory.
Aims and objectives
The student will be taking part in the daily routines of the workplace and exploring 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 own choice, also from other professional fields related to GNH
- Strengthened and gained a better understanding of the links between theory and practice
The elective topic and place of the internship must give the student the opportunity to engage practically in a field of practice and work which 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 classroom theory.
The Internship Contract must be approved by the Internship Coordinator, and will be approved based on the formulation of the learning objectives and 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 who are able to 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 (include copy of 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 (8-10 pages), submitted to WISEflow. The purpose of the written assignment is for the student to demonstrate reflective and critical thinking related to their practical experiences, by connecting theory to practice. The student 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 and the written assignment must be submitted to WISEflow no later than Friday in week 11 at 12:0