On the third semester, students choose between doing an internship (minimum of 3 months) in an EU, national or non-governmental agency within Europe or studying at a foreign university or research institution. Internship or studying abroad is arranged individually. Both internship and studying abroad must be related to the field of European Studies.

Internship - The European Parliament, NATO Headquarters or ....

Students of the European Studies Programme have done internships at many exiting places including the European Parliament, the European Trade Union Confederation, the Permanent Danish EU-Representation in Brussels and NATO headquarters, the Council of Ministers, various lobbying organizations, and numerous Danish and non-Danish embassies, not to mention our partner universities.

Through the internship, students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience and insights on the basis of their theoretical knowledge obtained during the first two semesters. The work at the internship institution is credited with 15 ECTS. In order to get the ECTS, the student has to present a written and signed declaration from the internship institution stating that the student has worked satisfactorily.

The Internship Project

The internship project, equally credited with 15 ECTS, is supposed to be problem-based and deal with a problem of relevance to the fields of study in general but the material and observations gained at the internship institution enter as empirical data to a high extent.

Examples of Possible Subjects:

“Is EU development aid effective, seen in the light of … (e.g. an EU aid project in Nigeria)?”
“Can the European Parliament effectively control the Commission, seen in the light of … (e.g. the work of XY, Member of the European Parliament)?”

Internship in 3rd semester


More about the programme

Did you know ...

Did you know ...

...that as a student at Aalborg University you have the opportunity of going abroad as an integrated part of many of AAU's programmes? 

Learn more on the webpage of AAU's International Office