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At present, the only education at UID in which internships are a formal part of the program curriculum, is the Bachelor's programme in industrial design. The spring term of year 2 includes a 10 week internship course. The programme director informs the BFA students about the specific guidelines and rules for that course. General Umeå University rules for internships are found here.

Study leave for internships

Many UID students go away on internships between year 1 and 2 of their master education. This requires applying formally for a leave from studies, since internships are not part on the UID curriculum on advanced level but only on bachelor level. A study leave might affect eventual scholarship, tuition fee payment and also your visa or study permit. If you are planning to go away for internship(s) that require pausing your studies, please talk to your programme director about this as soon as possible, and inform yourself about the rules that apply for your eventual scholarship, visa etc.

If you are admitted to one of UID's programmes and would like to make a leave from studies (for internships or other reasons) you need to apply for approved leave from studies.

When leaving for internship

  • Clear your desk and storage units in the student studio from your things.
  • Empty your workshop locker. You cannot use the workshop locker(s) for general storage while you are away. Locked lockers will be opened and emptied.
  • If you need to store project or study related material (models etc.), talk to house technician Anders Hellström well in advance of leaving, to secure the possiblitiy to store maximum one (1) storage box of such things.Please write your name and class on the box in block letters.
  • Talk to IT support about your personal folder on the server, so that it is not accidentally deleted in the general summer server cleaning. In any case, we recommend you to also back up your files!
  • Make sure to check your DOLF account and pay your DOLF bills.
  • Keep the school updated on your future plans for your studies within the given deadlines. Let your programme director or the study administrator know your plans well in advance.