Of course you can also do the internship abroad. It is a good opportunity for an international experience. It could also be a stepping stone to another labour market. When arranging an internship abroad, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind.
- It is important that you start looking in time, especially if you are going somewhere where you do not have personal contacts.
- Use your network. Tell your peers, friends, lecturers and family members that you are looking for an internship abroad. Maybe there is someone with an interesting contact. This is a way to get ‘closer’ to a potential internship organisation.
- The language of instruction of the internship does not have to be English, as long as you report about the internship and your research in English.
- You will keep in contact with your internship supervisor through email and Skype instead.
- Parallel to the internship there are two courses in the standard study plan: Communication Consultancy and Communication Ethics. You can take these courses while you are abroad. If you are planning to do this, please contact the study advisers.
- Be sure to check the UvA study abroad website. There is a large section about doing an internship abroad.
- If you are doing an internship in the European Union you might qualify for an Erasmus+ grant. For more information, go to studyabroad.uva.nl. For Communication Science Loes van Bekkum and Sanne Dobber are the contactpersons (email@example.com).