The internship is an important part of students learning experience in the Master and an opportunity to branch into a new field. It is a mandatory, 8 weeks internship at the end of the 3 first modules. We have collaboration with roughly 20 organizations, istitutions and univeristies within development and emergency field including international institutions such as UN Habitat, Danish Red Cross, as well as smaller scale NGOs, and academic institutions such as Copenhagen Univeristy (Denmark), Escola da Cidade (Brazil) etc. We assist in the application and academic paperwork required for your internship, but we cannot guarantee placements. Students are highly encouraged to apply to institutions on their own. The internship should be related to the thesis topic, but it is not mandatory. Students finish and defend their thesis just after beginning the internship.
Internship & Teachers Institutions
The Master’s thesis is a written research paper that students will develop with the supervision of a tutor. It is important for practitioners in this field to conduct academic research, develop a critical perspective and improve their ability to write, communicate, and make proposals within the field of the humanitarian emergencies and development. The thesis can be either a project-based proposal thesis or a more theoretical thesis. Students will defend their thesis just after the internship conclusion and in front of a final jury comprised of faculty members and a special guest juror.