ICC Internship

tekijä: Riitta Tuulikki Saastamoinen Viimeisin muutos torstai 17. elokuuta 2017, 09.49
Here is a short description of the internship in the Master's Degree Programme in Intercultural Communication.

The aim of the Internship study module is for the students to practise and deepen their professional skills and intercultural communication expertise as well as develop insights of different career options. A part of this module is completed by orientation lectures and assignments. During the internship the student applies his/her theoretical know-how in real world professional environment.

The internship comprises a period of 2-3 months of full-time work in an organization and duties significantly related to inter-, cross- or multicultural issues. Part time work can also be accepted as long as a minimum requirement of two months work is completed over a longer period of time. The internship organization must support the student by appointing a mentor to assist him/her during the agreed work period.

The recommended time for the internship is the summer after your first term, or the second year of studies. The students are responsible for finding their internship place themselves. See advice for how to find an internship. You are encouraged to find a fully paid internship, but if that is not possible, check and look for options for financial aid.

Completing the internship requires planning a learning contract before your internship and writing a final report 4-6 weeks after you internship.

Before the internship, be sure to fill in your information into the electronic internship system at https://webapps.jyu.fi/thsl/. You can use your university ID to sign into the system. Click on the link "Create new form", and choose the code KVVS802 Internship, 10 ECTS. In case of questions, or if you want to print out a "contract" from the system, you can consult Sari Mäkikangas. After filling in the information, please remember to press "save" in the upper right-hand corner!