MSc students

MSc students

An internship gives you the opportunity to explore an industry, company or job so you can make informed decisions about your future career. The MSc Graduate Report 2017 shows that almost 46.8% of master graduates found a job via their internship; either at the internship company or because of the skills they gained during it. Doing an internship was the second most valuable way of finding a job, they said. The most valuable way according to the survey, was using their own network.

Here is what you need to know about doing an internship as an MSc student at RSM. There are two possibilities:

  • As an option or requirement in particular MSc programmes
  • As a voluntary internship during, or after, your studies
  • These MSc programmes offer the opportunity to do an official internship during the company project elective in combination with your Master thesis, thereby gaining credits (ECTS) for your internship.

    ·         Business Information Management (BIM)
    ·         Management of Innovation (MI)
    ·         Supply Chain Management (SCM)

    Only the MSc International Management/CEMS programme has a 10-week international internship as a compulsory component. Information can be found in the CEMS internship guide 2015-2016. Please complete the internship proposal form and send it to

    Other MSc programmes do not offer the opportunity to do an internship during the Master Programme, but it might still be possible to combine your Master thesis with an internship. To do this, consult your thesis supervisor in advance. You can find the MSc thesis manual here.

  • You can also do an internship after graduation. You can fill out one of the postponement of active degree forms, if you would like to stay registered after your graduation.

     Please read this manual carefully if you would like to request a postponement of graduation for the academic year 2017-2018. The form to request postponement should be submitted before 15 June 2018.

    If you remain registered at RSM, we can be your official contact during your voluntary internship; we can sign internship documents such as the company contract, if required. We can not do this if you are no longer registered as a student at RSM when you are doing your voluntary internship.

    If you have any questions, you can contact us by sending an email to or visit the open consultation.