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2022/2023  BA-BISHO5001U  Internship I

English Title
Internship I

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration Two Quarters
Start time of the course First Quarter, Second Quarter, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Shipping and Trade
Course coordinator
  • Martin Jes Iversen - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 01-07-2022

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Learning objectives
It is important to keep in mind that in spite of the different focus areas the internship report for each internship must include the following learning objectives:
  • Present and discuss key current developments for the internship company and its markets
  • Describe your own most important learning processes in the first three months of your internship
  • Reflect critically on practical experiences in the internship regarded in relation to academic theories and/or concepts from previous classes in the BSc in International Shipping and Trade program.
Internship I:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Assignment type Essay
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure


The purpose is to write a report, which reflects your internship experiences based on one or more theories and / or concepts from the some of the previous courses in the BSc International Shipping and Trade program.


The Internship Report will be based on four sections, which mirrors the learning objectives of the course:

  • Present and discuss the recent developments of the internship company, and the main markets in which it is engaged
  • Describe the most important learning experiences in the first five months of the internship (including digital working methods when relevant)
  • Reflect critically on the practical-functional experiences of the internship in relation to one or more specific academic discipline(s)
  • Discuss the mentor-mentee relation in the internship with a specific focus on your learning processes in the internship. 
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach
The internship in a maritime corporation or organization is an integrated part of the BSc in International Shipping and Trade program. The students are requested to write an academic report along with the studies in order to ensure the academic relevance of the internship (The Internship Report).  
Description of the teaching methods
There will be a combination of online sessions and in-class sessions about professional methods, mentor-mentee relations and theoretic aspects of the internship. Individual oral feedback to the internship report will be given at online sessions at the end of the semester.
Feedback during the teaching period
feedback will be given at a session after the examination.
Student workload
internship 450 hours
exam 37 hours
preparation sessions 25 hours
report 150 hours
Expected literature

Vineet, C, Saint, S.: “6 Things Every Mentor Should Do”, Harvard Business Review, March 29, 2017  

The course literature presented at the first lecture in the beginning of the semester.

Last updated on 01-07-2022