The course was established 09 February 2012.
This course syllabus (version 1) was approved 01 March 2012 by the Board of Studies at Faculty of Culture and Society.
The syllabus is valid from 03 September 2012.
The aim of the internship is to give the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge of her/his major subject on a practical level, and to provide the student with experiences from practical work on the subject at various levels of society, such as information dissemination, training, planning and reporting. The internship must be clearly linked to the major subject; therefore, a substantial part of the internship organization, authority or its work must correlate with the major subject.
Admission to the course requires a minimum of 120 credits at undergraduate level, including at least 90 credits in a major subject which shall be a subject in Global Political Studies, including an essay of at least 15 credits at undergraduate level in any of the key areas of Human Rights, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, European Studies, Gender Studies or equivalent.
It is not necessary for the student to have taken the credits at Malmö University.
AAfter completion of the course, the student shall:
Knowledge and understanding
- critically reflect on the internship experience in relation to previous training in global political studies
- examine and review the major subject matter and relevance in a future profession
- have enhanced knowledge and understanding of employment opportunities within sectors related to global political studies
- display knowledge and understanding of how it is to work practically with issues related to their major subject
Skills and abilities
Judgement and approach
- display the ability to apply their theoretical knowledge in their major subject in a practical way
- display a capacity to, in an independent manner, establish contacts and networks with actors involved in global political studies
- discuss the general requirements of professional work
- critically and systematically integrate knowledge and skills with a specific area
- demonstrate an ability to present a relevant, self selected theme or issue related to the main topic in global political studies that was relevant and in focus during the internship period
- independently prepare and present a written report of the experiences gained from the practical work in global political studies
- independently identify and formulate possible future career paths and the possible need for further education
- display an ability to value their own skills and to identify existing relevant work within their major subject
- display the ability to retrieve knowledge from work-related training
- can assess his/her own competence and identify relevant areas of potential work within the field global political studies
AssessmentsThe students learning outcomes of the course will be assessed by submission of a written certification and a written report.
Course contentThe course consists of 18 to 20 weeks of internship, during the regular term, at an organization, international or national government and local authorities, businesses, voluntary organizations, cultural institutions, etc.
The student is responsible for finding and organizing an internship. The Internship Coordinator must approve the internship and a written agreement must exist between Malmö University and the place of the internship. It is important that tasks are of a relevant and advanced character, why the Iinternship plan drawn up between representatives of the internship and the student must be approved by the Internship Coordinator.
The internship must be unpaid. Internships in countries or areas, which the Department of Foreign Affairs (UD) advises against entering, will not be accepted.
Learning activitiesPractical work with issues related to the major subject in global political studies.
Grading systemFail (U) or Pass (G).
Reading list and other mediaThe course has no mandatory literature.
Other InformationThe student must also by December 1 (for VT) or May 30 (for HT) have an internship and a preliminary internship plan. Not later than by the start of the course, students must meet the other eligibility requirements. Preliminary internship plan and any additions are sent to the Internship Coordinator and the Internship Officer at the department.