Being able to understand the function and aim of political institutions and processes, how political institutions and groups interact with other institutions, groups or society at large, and the role a political scientist can play within these institutions.
Acquiring specific professional skills, such as editorial, research-related, organisational, communicative and social skills.
Being able to understand the contribution that political science can make to the content of the activities conducted at the internship organisation, and being able to analyse critically the way political problems and solutions are defined by particular stakeholders.
- Being able to reflect upon scientific skills and knowledge acquired as a student of political science on the basis of the internship experience.
Students are allowed to replace the 6 ECs optional course by an internship, provided the internship is relevant from the perspective of political science. You will need prior approval from the Examination Board, which decides on the basis of a written request that includes a detailed work plan (detailed enough to determine relevance and number of work hours), and the names of internal internship supervisor (i.e., department staff) and external internship coach (i.e., internship organisation). The internship coach you must find and approach yourself. The supervisor will be assigned to you by the internship coordinator.
For more information see the internship regulations
. To find internships, you can use the faculty's internship database (see Radboud Career Service
), or you can contact the organisation directly at which you would like to gain professional experience.