As a BSc student you have two options for doing an internship:
- As a third-year bachelor internship during the 7th trimester
- As a voluntary internship during, or after, your studies
The first trimester of the Bachelor 3 year offers students a number of alternatives in order to complete the required 20 ECTS that you need from your electives. One option is an internship for 15 ECTS of the 20 ECTS required for your elective credits in the 7th trimester.
Here is a brief overview of the internship process. Please also see the Internship flow chart, which shows you each step for successfully completing a bachelor internship. More detailed instructions for each step are in the Bachelor Internship Manual. Please read it carefully.
Here are just a few of the requirements for the Bachelor Internship (read the Bachelor Internship Manual for full details).
- The time period of your internship should be at least 10 weeks of full-time work (420 hours).
- Your internship should take place from September (or earlier) until December.
- You should have your own research assignment as part of your internship position.
- Your internship proposal should be approved by an academic coach before it starts.
- Your internship should be registered with RSM Career Centre before it starts.
- Your coach must review and grade your internship report when your internship is finished.
- BScIBA students must do an international internship.
- BScBA internships don't have to be international in their approach.
- Students doing an internship in the Netherlands need to have at least a Dutch basic health insurance if their allowance is above €150 per month. More information can be found in the Financial matters section.
Important aspects of the Bachelor Internship trajectory -besides finding the actual internship spot- is starting the internship registration procedure via Osiris Zaak/Case.
- Your internship proposal should contain a short description of the organisation; a full description of the expected content of your internship and a summary of the research question; the duration of the internship; and a description of the contrasts between theory and practice.
Before you can start with your internship your internship will need to be approved by an academic coach. This has to be a member of RSM’s academic staff. Each academic department at RSM has a internship coordinator for the Bachelor Internship. In order to find a coach, you must start the internship registration procedure via https://sis.eur.nl/student.
The coordinator will refer you to a lecturer that can be your academic coach. Do not directly contact an envisaged academic coach outside of the registration system.
Internship proposal Examples:
Example in the field of Accounting
Example in the field of Business Information
Example in the field of Business Society
Example in the field of Finance
Example in the field of Human Resource
Example in the field of Innovation
Example in the field of Marketing
Example in the field of Strategy
Example in the field of Supply Chain
We have examples of internship proposals that have been submitted in previous years in our office in the Mandeville building, room T5-03. You can call in to see them.
The company coach is the one who will judge how you have performed within the company. This judgment will partially be based on content—assessing whether or not the assignment you have conducted satisfies company standards, and if the outcome is relevant and applicable. For the other part it will be your company coach who will evaluate your ‘internal company behaviour’: how well did you fit into the organisation, how were your skills, to what extent have you developed? To increase the value of your internship you are required to introspect on your company behaviour and your skills by writing a self-reflection.
Please download the Company Evaluation Form.
You can do a voluntary internship at any time during or after your studies. Such internships are not compulsory and therefore there are no university requirements. Examples are summer internships or internships that you complete between finishing your BSc and starting an MSc programme.
Legislation in many countries requires you to be registered at a university in order to do an internship. If you remain registered at RSM, we can act as your official contact during a voluntary internship, and can sign your internship documents, like the company contract, if needed. We cannot do this if you do not remain registered as an RSM student during your voluntary internship.
Please note that specific regulations apply to non-EU/EEA students who would like to do a voluntary internship. Please go to the special website section for more information.