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Interdisciplinary Project-Oriented Internship (Global Studies and Politics)

global studies / Politics and Administration
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You register for activities through stads selvbetjening during the announced registration period, which you can see on the Study administration homepage.

Head of studies/academic coordinator
Peter Aagaard (peteraa@ruc.dk)
Administration of exams
ISE Studieadministration (ise-studieadministration@ruc.dk)
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  • Knowledge of social conditions within the activities and field of the internship host, with particular regard to the aspects on which the student chooses to write a project.

  • Insight into the theoretical, methodological and analytical approaches and practical utility of the concepts of Global Studies and Politics.

  • Knowledge of the latest academic literature relevant to illuminating the topic of the internship project.

  • Skills in working with an academically-relevant issue within the activities and field of the internship host, in connection with a project.

  • The ability to combine academic insights (theories, methods, approaches) from the subjects and link these with practical issues and tasks at the internship host.

  • Skills in carrying out specific tasks allocated by the internship host.

  • Skills in linking academic insight and knowledge gained from both subjects to the practical issues and dynamics of a workplace.

  • Competency to independently compile an internship project, including planning and managing the workflow.

  • Competency to relate practical knowledge and experience to the academic theories, concepts and methods of the subjects.

Overall content

Learning during the internship takes place through a mixture of practical work, reflections on the encounter between theory and practice, and independent compilation of the internship report. The writing of the internship report takes place under the guidance of an internship supervisor.

Prerequisites for participation
Currently no data from curriculum.
Prerequisites for participation in the examination
Currently no data from curriculum.
Teaching and working methods

Students are themselves responsible for securing an internship host and for the practical implementation of the internship, including ensuring that both their tasks for the internship host and their obligations to the University are fulfilled. The internship must be approved by the Study Board before it is commenced. It is expected that the semester’s work will be distributed as 3/4 for the internship host and 1/4 for the University (equivalent to approximately 540-600 hours for the internship and about 200 hours of university work). The intern’s main activities must be described, and must lie within the fields of both Global Studies and Politics. The student has obligations towards both subjects. Overall, Global Studies receives an internship project, and Politics receives a number of tasks.

**Obligations towards Global Studies: **

Internship project (one product) The problem statement of the internship project must relate to theoretical or empirical issues drawn from the field of Global Studies, and which the internship at the host organisation (or its activities) provides an opportunity to illuminate, but may otherwise be freely chosen by the student. Students are encouraged to focus on issues in which aspects of Politics can be brought into play.

The completed internship project that is individually prepared must include:

  1. An executive summary. The summary must take into account the contents of the project and the significant points that a reader should be aware of.

  2. A main part: including a mandatory literature review, which provides an overview of the most recent research in the academic field that the internship project deals with (state of the art literature review).

Obligations towards Politics: Politics receives a concluding written assignment, consisting of three reflection assignments (three products).

The internship project must contain the following:

  1. Reflections on (a) the use of social scientific methods at the internship venue, and (b) a discussion of either how the internship venue could make more optimal use of various methodological approaches, or an example of how the internship venue could organise an assignment using various social scientific methods, together with their strengths and weaknesses in the light of the special interests of the internship venue.
  2. Reflections on theories within Politics that are particularly relevant to the internship venue and/or the field of activity of the internship venue. The choice of theories must be argued, with reference to scientific articles/texts. The scope of the referenced literature must be at least 300 pages.
  3. Memorandum for internship venue. The subject of the memorandum may be freely chosen by the student, but must be relevant to the internship venue and lie within the subject field of Politics. The memorandum might for example consist of a policy brief, a reasoned recommendation for future areas of action, or a reasoned proposal for organisational change.
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Form of examination
The internship portfolio is assessed twice. Once for subject 1 and once for subject 2. The assessment for Subject 1 also includes an oral exam.

The internship portfolio consists of 4 products, which are made or partially made during the internship. The portfolio's specific products and the recommended size (character limits) for the individual products are described under 'Teaching and working methods'.

The character limit of the internship portfolio is: 38,400-84,000 characters, including spaces.
The character limit include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

The portfolio (incl. other products that are part of the portfolio) must be submitted at eksamen.ruc.dk at the same time. Handing in the portfolio or parts of the portfolio to the supervisor for feedback, cannot replace the upload to eksamen.ruc.dk.

Subject 1:
The exam begins witha presentation based on the report. presentation incl. questions may last up to 5 minutes
The presentation is followed by a dialogue between the student and the assessors based on the internship project report.
There may be posed questions related to the specific subject areas.
The assessment is an assessment of both the internship portfolio and the oral performance.
Spelling and communication skills in the report are part of the assessment.

Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 30 minutes.

Permitted support and preparation materials at the oral exam: All.

Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.

Subject 2:
Assessment of the internship portfolio as a written product within the subject areas.
Spelling and communication skills in the report are part of the assessment.

Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Form of Re-examination
Same as ordinary exam
Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U40351 / U40736
Last changed 02/02/2021

lecture list:

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Monday 20-12-2021 10:00 - 20-12-2021 10:00 in week 51
Interdisciplinary Project-Oriented Internship - Hand-in (GS, POL)

Monday 03-01-2022 08:15 - Monday 31-01-2022 18:15 in week 01 to week 05
Interdisciplinary Project-Oriented Internship - Oral exam (GS, POL)

Tuesday 01-02-2022 08:15 - Monday 28-02-2022 18:15 in week 05 to week 09
Interdisciplinary Project-Oriented Internship - Oral reexam (GS, POL)