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General Information BMS Internships

For more information please check the internship manual of BMS.

Approval for you internship

Your internship application is performed digitally by OSIRIScase. Before submitting the internship plan in OSIRIScase you should discuss it with your Specialisation Coordinator. Make sure you discuss this in time, well before you have to submit it to the Board of Examiners in OSIRIScase (see below). 
In OSIRIScase you start a case for your internship application and submit your internship plan. Your supervisor and subsequently one member of the Board of Examiners will be invited by OSIRIScase to evaluate this internship plan and determine whether it is approved or should be altered. Specific instructions on how to perform the internship application in OSIRIScase, can be found here

The formats for internship plans can be found here.
Internship plans submitted via OSIRIS case will be examined by the Board of Examiners. Be sure to have submitted your internship plan through OSIRIScase at least 4 weeks before you wish to start the internship. This will give enough time to receive a response by the Board of Examiners and implement any adjustments to the plan if required.
Like internship application, the assessment of internships is also performed through OSIRIScase (see below).

Internship agreement

We recommend an internship agreement for internships abroad.

You can also use an internship agreement for internships from a Dutch internship provider if you or the internship provider would like to make an official record of the agreements.

We recommend to use our own internship agreement, which can be found in Appendix A of the internship manual. However, it is also possible that the hosting organisation will provide such an agreement because they want to set their own specific conditions for the internship. In that case it should be checked by us (send to david.drijkoningen@radboudumc.nl for research and communication internships and to rob.reuzel@radboudumc.nl for consultancy internships).

  • Both student and supervisor should fully read, understand and sign the internship agreement.
  • If you use the internal agreement (Appendix A of the internship manual) the Specialisation Coordinator can sign as Radboudumc representative
  • If you use an external agreement (from the hosting institution) you can send it to drijkoningen@radboudumc.nl for research and communication internships and to rob.reuzel@radboudumc.nl for consultancy internships). In some cases a legal expert needs to be consulted, so it can take a while before the document is checked.

Finding a place

An internship becomes presumably more worthwhile when you are truly motivated to do it. Therefore, you ought to spend a great deal of effort on finding a place that suits you.

In principle, you are to arrange your internship yourself. This means that it is up to you to identify suitable workplaces, contact potential supervisors, and negotiate your assignment. Of course, your specialisation coordinator and\or profile coordinator is there to support you. At least, you should timely consult with him or her in order to assess the appropriateness of your plans.

(For more tips and tricks please check the internship manual of BMS)

  1. Developing a vision on what you want to learn and do helps to find a suitable interns You ought to read papers and journals to identify issues that interest you and companies and institutes that are involved.
  2. When you have identified a suitable company or institute, you do well investing time in finding the right person. Ideally, this is someone who both knows what projects there are you could participate in and is in a position to appoint you. Often, you may find this person by browsing the website. Alternatively, specialisation coordinators, profile coordinators, or your tutors may know him or her. Often, it is rather ineffective to address human affairs departments.
  3. If you write an application letter or e-mail, please ensure that its tone is appropriate, e.g. sufficiently formal. Moreover, you should help hosting organisations establishing an internship by explaining what kind of project you should like to participate in. Of course, your ability to do so is also indicative of your interest. This implies that you have surveyed the companies or institutes you would like to work for.
  4. Please allow at least three months for arranging a national internship and six months for arranging an international internship. In case of international internships, searching for accomodation, requests for visa or work permits, and arranging funding may take even longer. In addition, allow suffient time for your specialisation coordinator or profile coordinator, as well as the Board of Examiners, to review your proposal.

If you plan to go abroad for an internship, you should consult with the Radboudumc International Office about the practicalities involved: funding, housing, visa, and so forth.You can contact the Radboudumc International Office by sending e-mail to internationalofficestudents@radboudumc.nl, making an appointment at the Student Information Point (StIP), or clicking here to visit the website .

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