How to find an internship
Your company coach
The company coach (i.e. a representative from your internship company) is the person who gives you help and guidance during your internship. Make sure that he/she has influence in the company and knows his/her way around. Ideally, your company coach will have a direct interest in the success of your assignment. Make clear arrangements with your coach (e.g. regular meetings, scope and focus of your assignment, etc.) and confirm those arrangements. Before you actually start, discuss the assignment with your company coach as well as the amount of time available for the assignment and tasks relevant for the assignment (which should be at least 336 hours) next to other tasks. Also make sure to discuss the internship proposal. In the end, your company coach will need to fill out an evaluation form on your performance during your internship.
Your internship supervisor
Your supervisor will be assigned to you once your internship proposal is approved.
The internship supervision process typically consists of the following elements:
In general you will meet your supervisor around two or three times either during group sessions with other internship students or during individual meetings. Next to that you will send a biweekly 'scrum-style' report in which you indicate what you have done, what you will do (including milestones), and what hurdles, problems, struggles you are facing.
Most supervisors will organise sessions with all students they supervise. This way students can share their experience and provide/receive feedback.
Examination and grading
You will hand in the following deliverables:
It is recommende to sign agreements with your internship company to avoid potential conflicts.
Note: In case your internship company requires a signature from a representative of the UvA, you will need to use a standardized UvA contract.
Note: Non-EU students are required to use the standard Nuffic contract and are NOT allowed to work more than 32 hours per week.