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Internships

The Internship in Business Administration (12 ECTS) gives you the opportunity to apply the academic knowledge and skills you acquired in your bachelor program to a practical situation. You will learn how to design and execute a research project to address a specific organization problem or question, and present your findings in a comprehensive and persuasive internship report.  You will also reflect on the internship assignment, internship tasks, and the characteristics of the host organization, to review and update your personal and professional development goals. By the end of the internship, you will understand how academic knowledge can be applied in practice and recognize new opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Learning Goals

After completing the internship, you are able to:

  1. Design and execute a research project to address a specific organizational problem or question.
  2. Apply the academic knowledge, theories, and concepts taught in the business administration bachelor programs to a practical situation.
  3. Use academic research methods to collect, analyze, evaluate, and interpret empirical data.
  4. Report the findings of a research project by writing a comprehensive and persuasive report that complies with academic and professional writing standards.
  5. Reflect on your experiences during the internship, evaluate your strengths and areas for improvement, and set new personal development goals.
  6. Describe how your internship tasks and the characteristics of the host organization influence your professional objectives and desired career path.

Assessment

This course incorporates a dual assessment approach to assess the application of your academic knowledge and skills, and the contribution of the internship to your personal and professional development goals. First, you will write an internship report in which you explain how you addressed the specific organizational problem or question. The report captures all elements of the research project, including the problem definition, theoretical background, methodological approach, presentation of results, and a discussion of your project’s implications. Second, you will write a personal reflection report in which you reflect on your experiences during the internship. This report describes if and how the internship changed your personal and professional development goals.

Internship Eligibility Criteria

Internship assignments need to satisfy the following criteria:

  • The internship assignment is related to the topics, theories, and themes of the Business Administration programs at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
  • The minimum duration of the internship assignment is 336 hours (42 days).
  • The host organization agrees to mentor you and supervise the writing of your internship report.
  • Your tasks as an intern are clearly delineated and allow you to complete your internship assignment, internship report, and personal reflection report within the allocated time.

Internship Schedule

The internship course consists of four phases:

  1. Application Phase. In the first phase of the course, you need to find a suitable internship and submit an online application by filling out this form. We do not yet offer support during this phase. You can find potential internships on platforms like me,stageplaza.nl, or integrand.nl. You can also search for internships on the websites of organizations you like, such as Unilever, Shell, or Albert Heijn.
  2. Proposal Phase. In the second phase of the course, you will write an internship proposal in which you describe the research project you will carry out during the internship. This phase will be supervised by your academic coach: a faculty member with expertise related to your internship assignment.
  1. Internship Phase. In the third phase of the course, you will work on your internship assignment and carry out the research project. You will apply the academic knowledge, theories, and concepts taught in the business administration bachelor programs, and use academic research methods to collect, analyze, evaluate, and interpret empirical data. This phase is supervised by the host organization and the academic coach.
  2. Assessment Phase. In the last phase of the course, you will finalize your internship and personal reflection reports. These reports will be assessed by your academic coach.

What is the next thing I should do?

If you would like to do an internship as part of your bachelor program, the next steps you should take are the following:

  1. Find an internship that satisfies the eligibility criteria.
  2. Apply for the internship course by filling out this form.

Contact Information

For questions about the course, feel free to email ba.internships@ru.nl.