Researchmaster HLCS International Research Training
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-HLCS-ERT
Credits (ECTS)20
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Graduate School;
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dr. R.H. van den Beuken
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prof. dr. O.J. Hekster
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dr. C. Hoetink
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prof. dr. M.E. Monteiro
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prof. dr. M.E. Monteiro
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Academic year2023
JAAR  (04/09/2023 to 01/09/2024)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-

During the internship the student completes an assignment that has been clearly predefined in terms of timeframe, scope and accountability in the form of an internship at
an institution of relevance to the individual specialisation. Internships generally aim at familiarising students with the practical aspects of research in an
institutional setting. The internship can be viewed as a link between the academic programme and the academic labour market. During an internship at a research institute, you will gain valuable experience and competencies that will benefit your own research and are in high demand in the
labour market. You will also make professional contacts and gain insight into your personal ambitions and qualities.
The individual Research Training course consists of a research internship and/or specialised courses taken at a university or institute abroad. In consultation with the tutor, each student submits a proposal for his/her individual plan for this course to Career Services. The proposal is subject to approval of the course coordinator (via Osiris Case). 

The proposal must contain the following information for each course or internship:
  • name of the course/internship;
  • work load (in ECTS), level (in the case of courses), plus justification of the work load;
  • description and requirements, including an outline of the research component (for the internship);
  • university or institute offering the course/internship;
  • name of the supervisor/ evaluator on behalf of the host university or institute;
  • (In case of an internship) name of the supervisor/ evaluator on behalf of Radboud University;
  • consent from the tutor.
The internship must be supervised by a professor / lecturer from Radboud University
(usually your tutor) and by a supervisor from the host institution. An internship plan must be drafted in consultation with both supervisors to determine that
(1) the student receives ample opportunity to utilise and expand their knowledge and skills,
(2) the internship has a distinct and substantive research component,
(3) the scheduled activities (including writing the report) can be executed within the allotted study time. This
plan must be submitted via Osiris Case.
 Approval follows via Osiris Case, which will also send you the internship contract and any
further instructions. This contract serves legal and insurance purposes. We strongly advise
against signing any contract with the host institution before the internship has been
approved by the master's programme. We do, however, recommend making an agreement
with the host institution regarding payment and/or compensation for any (travel) expenses.

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information
Student will prepare an internship report which will be used by the both internship supervisors (abroad and
at RU) as the basis for your final assessment. The report is therefore separate from any written
final products from the internship.

Given the wide variety of internships, we have provided only summary guidelines and criteria for the internship report. Additionally, part of this exercise is to determine what information is useful for both readers – the internship supervisor and your tutor.
  • The internship report is comprised of: (1) a 2.000-word (+/-10%) reflection on the learning moments and coherence (including possible contradictions) between the internship and academic program, and (2) a 5.000-word (+/-10%) portfolio with a selection of products from your internship.
In general, an internship report should contain the following components: 
  • Title page (name and student number, the name of host institution, the internship period, the names of the supervising instructor and on-site supervisor)
  •  Introduction: briefly present the host institution, the internship assignment, and the learning objectives. It is helpful to begin with a brief overview of the internship activities, which clearly addresses the balance between independent research and supportive work.
  •  Host institution/department and the project that your internship was part of 
  • Internship: activities, approach, problems, solutions, and results
  • Evaluation: results and objectives: knowledge and skills acquired from ReMA programme; new knowledge and skills acquired in the internship; important personal rewards of the internship 
  • (feel free to modify the above template)
The required evaluation of research master internships has to include two components:
Evaluation by the host institution: To begin with, the supervisor at the host institution will submit
his/her evaluation of the internship and the intern based on the following aspects:
  • Knowledge (theoretical insight, practical insights, knowledge application)
  • Attitude (towards supervisor and colleagues, initiative, commitment, independence, cooperation skills)
  • Practical work (quality, tempo, accuracy, creativity)
  • Communication skills (oral and written)
  • Quality of report
  • Personal development
  • Contribution as scientific researcher
The supervising instructor (the tutor) will discuss these aspects with the on-site supervisor. Together they will decide on the final grade.

This course is only open to students who started the research master HLCS in academic year 2022-2023 or prior to that. Only these students can enroll for this course.
Instructional modes

Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock JAAR

Minimum grade