• Practical information

    How to find an internship

    Please check the following pages:

    Please note that this is a new job board so you might see either no or just a few jobs. See https://jobboard.uva.nl/nl for all jobs.

    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 house) 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:

    1. Discussing and fine tuning your internship focus and the assignment (e.g. the problem you will be solving)
    2. Guiding you in your search for practically relevant solutions to the problem
    3. Guiding you in developing your implementation plan and guiding you in how to (partly) implement the recommendations.
    4. Grading the internship and reflection report.

    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:

    • Biweekly updates (i.e. every other week) in which you indicate what you've done the past two weeks, what you will do the coming two weeks (including milestones), and what hurdles, problems, struggles you are facing.
    • To the point report (in the form of a deck of slides and (if applicable) appendices) in which (among other things) the problem statement, solution, the implementation plan and reflection on the implementation are presented.
    • Self-reflection report (in the form of a deck of slides).
    Grading will be done on a pass/fail basis. All deliverables need to be graded with a pass.
     
    A resit is possible for all deliverables. In the case of a resit, the new deadline will be four weeks after you finished the internship.

    Internship abroad

    This is possible but please note that this requires careful planning of your study programme in year 3 in order to obtain all the required ECTS at the end of year 3. You might want to explore the opportunities to take electives at an university in the country you are doing your internship, more information on taking courses abroad.

     

    Please note that Econometrics student have mandatory courses during the first semester. Therefore, an internship abroad is only possible in case similar courses (approved by the exam committee) can be taken abroad.

    Internship contracts

    It is advisable to confirm agreements with your internship company in writing to avoid possible 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.

     

    Check the EB Career Center Canvas Page for more information on contracts (and some example contracts).

    ×
    http://www.uva.nl/en/home/disclaimers/privacy