The objective of professional internships is to acquaint students with the tasks and challenges involved in the daily practices of organisations and professionals in international relations, security and development.
These internships may be curricular or extracurricular. In either case, the student must be enrolled in a Master’s Programme offered by IBEI. IBEI offers its own curricular internships.
These are managed directly through collaboration agreements already in place with various companies and institutions. Professional internships do not establish a connection or work relationship between the student and the company or institution.
Enrolment & Selection process
Curricular internships make up part of the curriculum of each Master’s Programme. Students are required to enroll in the elective course entitled "Internship" (code 9040), worth 4 ECTS credits. This internship is thus part of the 60 credits necessary to complete the Master’s programme. Internships are required to have a minimum of 120 hours and a maximum of 900 hours.
Organisations working in collaboration with IBEI send descriptions of available internships, which will be forwarded to students who have requested information about the internships IBEI offers. Students may then notify IBEI if they are interested in any.
The final selection of the candidates will be made by the organisation. The internships will be formalised through an annex of the Internship Agreement signed by IBEI, the organisation and the selected student.
Assessment of curricular internships
Curricular internships are subject to a predefined and standardised assessment system. The final mark is based on two reports:
- Report from the student’s supervisor in the organization
- Five-page personal report written by the student
The student must send the final report to the IBEI academic coordinator of internships by email within one month upon completing the internship. The IBEI academic coordinator of internships is responsible for determining if the student passes the course. The final mark is the average of the supervisor’s report and the personal report.
IBEI students have completed internships at sites such as these over the last two years: