IPA203 Internship with internship report (15 ECTS)
IPA111 and IPA112 or equivalent.
The aim of this course is to practice and apply knowledge and insights into theories and methods acquired so far in the bachelor studies. Students are to do an internship in the public or private sector, or with an non-governmental organisation (NGO). The internship can take place in Norway or abroad. Alternatively, students also have the option to start a student company. During their internship or while running their student company, students are to write an internship report. The topic of this report should be connected to the workplace and to the student's tasks.
The course consists of two parts:
Part 1: Internship seminar, preparing the students for the internship and for starting and running a student company, as well as and for writing the internship report. The course covers topics like how to write a paper, how to apply for jobs, how to start a (student) business, ethics in worklife, and different cultures in worklife. The topic of student businesses will only be covered in class if a sufficient number of students opt for starting a student company.
Part 2: Internship in the public or private sector, or with an NGO or starting a student company, as well as writing the internship report.
In accordance with the National Qualifications Framework the student will achieve the following learning outcomes after completing the course:
The student will have acquired knowledge of methods of how to write a university college paper and of how to collect data.
The student will know how to work on projects in a workplace and to present the outcomes of their work projects in a written report.
The student will know how to apply theoretical knowledge acquired in their studies in a practical work setting.
This is an elective course. The course is also open for students from other study programs at HVO and for international students. The seminar is held in English. The intership report can be written in Norwegian or in English.
The course consists of two parts:
Part 1: Internship seminar
The seminar prepares students for the internship / student company and for writing the internship report. It is held in January and February, and provides a theoretical and practical introduction to writing university college papers / reports. The seminar also helps students prepare for job / internship applications and job interviews, for starting (student) companies, work in different cultures, and ethics in work life. Additional topics like presentation techniques may also be covered. As part of the course students are to present the organization they will do their internship in or the student company that they want to found and the planned topic they are going to write about in their internship report, in class.
Part 2: Internship
Students are to find internship positions themselves, but the department can help with contacts to possible internship places. The department provides more extensive support in finding internship positions to international students, as well as to students doing their internship abroad. The internship position has to be approved by the department. Students who choose to start a student company will get special support from IPAS. Each student gets assigned a supervisor by the department. The internship or student company lasts 6-8 weeks, from the beginning of March to the end of May. During the internship / student company, students are to write an internship report / paper. The topic of the report should be connected to the workplace and to the student's tasks during the internship / student company. The report - with a length of about 4000 words - should follow the usual requirements for university college papers.
- Participation in seminar (obligatory attendance - at least 80 %)
- Presentation of internship position and topic of internship report in the seminar
- Completed internship
Grading will be done in accordance with the Regulations governing admission, studies and examinations at Volda University College.
|Form of assessment||Grouping||Duration||Type of duration||Grading scale||Proportion||Comment||Supported material||Scope|
|Rapport||Individual||1||Semester||A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade||The grade on the course is based on the grade on the report. The internship report should be about 4000 words (+/- 10%).|
|Form of assessment:||Rapport|
|Type of duration:||Semester|
|Grading scale:||A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade|
|Scope:||The grade on the course is based on the grade on the report. The internship report should be about 4000 words (+/- 10%).|