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Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics is one of few business schools in Sweden offering students the possibility of an internship course as part of the curriculum.

As a student in our International Business Programme or in one of our Master's programmes you have the possibility of taking an internship course as part of your studies. Your internship provide a possibility to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.

Preparations prior to the internship course

You can see from your internship course syllabus what prerequisites that need to be met and your programme curriculum shows where an internship course may be taken. With planning it may be possible to do both an internship course and study abroad.

Prior to your internship it is a good idea to freshen up on your skills in how to use the office package and especially Excel. As a student at UmU you have access to Microsoft self-study material for free. See Software for students.

Student within the Business Administration and Economics Programmes (civilekonomprogrammen) and Master's Programmes in Business Administration will be invited to a information meeting about internship. Students within the Master's programme in Economics contacts the study advisor at Economics for support.

For internship at Business Administration, the following applies:

Internship periods Autumn 2019
Period 1: Sept 2 – Oct 31 (module 1-2)
Period 2: Nov 1 – Jan 19 2020 (module 3-4)

Internship periods Spring 2020
Period 1: Jan 20 - March 24
Period 2: March 25 - June 7

Internship plan
In order to be registered on the internship course you must have an approved internship plan. The internship plan must include information about the organization, supervisor and contact person during the internship, agreed upon internship period/dates, description of tasks during the internship and how these are followed up on. The internship plan is to be signed by the organization's contact person/supervisor, student, and internship coordinator.

The internship plan must be handed in to the Director of Studies at Business Administration:

Period 1 Autumn 2019: June 20, 2019
Period 2 Autumn 2019: Sept 27, 2019

Period 1 Spring 2020: Dec 13, 2019
Period 2 Spring 2020: Feb 5, 2020

Internship plan (for internships outside of Sweden)

Praktikplan (for internships in Sweden)

The internship

You find and arrange your internship and can thus find an internship that meet your own personal expectations while preparing you for your future job search and career. Your planned internship is described in the internship plan and must be approved by the department internship coordinator. The internship for students in the International Business Programme must have an international orientation, see the course syllabus for details.

Advertisements and internship offers are posted here (coming soon). You may also find inspiration from reading previous interns' reports.

International internships

You may choose to do your internship outside of Sweden. Erasmus+ scholarships may be available for internships in Europe. An international internship may mean a longer internship period and thus additional costs, you may want to consult your program study advisor.

The internship period

The internship course correspond to 15 credits (30 credits available in Economics) meaning that your internship should be about 10 weeks. You are expected to work full-time corresponding to normal office hours (normally 35-40 hours/week). It is not possible to do your internship as a half-time or part-time internship or in parallel with another course (for instance a thesis).