Internship Course at the Bachelor level
The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies offers elective internship courses to students at the Master (MSSc) and Bachelor (BSSc) levels.
The BSSc internship course is part of the Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies. It relates to the overall learning objectives of that programme, namely, to provide knowledge of both peace and conflict studies and development studies and a nuanced analytical perspective to general patterns of change and continuity in national and regional contexts. To be eligible for the course, students must have pass grades in the programme courses Peace and Conflict Studies A, Development Studies A and the B course. The C course thesis within the programme must have been submitted. Only students enrolled in Peace and Development Studies can start the course.
The course is offered twice yearly, in the Autumn/Fall and Spring terms. Students must early on begin planning for, and pursuing internship opportunities. The Department is not responsible for securing placements. In particular, internships must meet the following criteria:
- The internship is relevant to peace/conflict and/or development studies at the BSSc level. Previous internships are not accepted in lieu of, or applied retroactively.
- The internship takes place within the academic calendar and entails the appropriate, required number of working weeks: 20 weeks for 30 credits.
- The internship hosting institution requires full-time work on behalf of the student.
- The internship does not entail travel to, or habitation in an area or territory that is on the ‘no-go’ list of non-essential travel published by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
All internships are graded (Pass/Fail) for academic credit, based on the submission of a final student report, and an evaluation letter from the internship institution supervisor.
Before applying for an internship
For information about eligibility, timing, registration and who to contact for further assistance, refer to the Internship Course Process Guide (pdf).
Before the academic term/period
To apply for registration for an internship course, students must complete and submit an online Internship Plan.
Optional supporting document
If students would like to have documentation of their final internship arrangements from their internship hosting institution/organisation they may use the attached form, entitled Internship Assignment Form. Please download, fill out and keep for your records.
Note: Once students are registered in the course they will be expected to complete additional, required documentation in Student Portal, within two weeks of the internship term.
The date for completion and submission of the Internship Plan varies according to the term calendar. Forthcoming dates for Autumn 2023/Spring 2024 Terms are:
Autumn Term 2023: 31 May 2023
Spring Term 2024: 24 November 2023
If you are planning to do an internship in Europe (outside Sweden) then you may look at the Erasmus traineeship grant. Please note that this grant is administrated by the central Division for Internationalisation so please refer to their website for information and contact them if you have questions.