(Regulations based on Articles 15.3 and 19 of the studies program Climate Sciences 2018)
In the standard curriculum of the MSc Climate Sciences program, the research project lasts one year and is completed with a master thesis of 60 ECTS. Alternatively, these 60 ECTS can be divided into an internship and a master thesis of 30 ECTS.
The internship of 30 ECTS corresponds to around 900 working hours or 6 months working time, including holidays. The aim of the internship is to gain a practical insight into a possible professional environment or to enable an exchange with an external research group or a specialized lab.
The place, timing and work program of the internship have to be agreed on by the potential host of the internship and the principal supervisor of the 30-ECTS master thesis. In addition, the planning of the remaining coursework and thesis writing (e.g. compulsory courses like the Master Thesis Workshop) must be agreed on with the studies directorate. The internship must be approved by the studies director in advance and based on a written proposal, and a final report must be submitted for grading.
Upon request, professional experience of at least two years in a field relevant to the studies may be accounted towards an internship.
The proposal sets the framework for your internship. It must be short (two pages maximum) and contain the following items:
The report does not have a standard format. It should provide insight into your activities and what you have learned and be informative enough for the host and supervisor, and for the studies director to approve the internship. The typical length is 5 – 10 pages.