Summer Internship

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Learning by doing

TIME goes beyond the conventional lecture-oriented post-graduate degrees, offering students an internship in the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus or abroad. The internship aspires to allow students to experience the institutional, entrepreneurial, and labour reality of a potential working environment. The internship provides you with the opportunity to work at a host organization, e.g., a company, public institution, consultancy firm, research organization, another university or non-governmental organization. 

During your internship you will be entitled to a small remuneration and you will work on a project in the context of the host organization. You will have a position as an ‘employee’ on an academic level. Your internship should be concluded by the writing of two reports; one about your personal development (the reflection paper) and one about the results of your internship. The total working load of the Summer Internship corresponds to 30 ECTS. The final number of students that will proceed with the Summer Internship depends on the availability of firms. 

Learning ourcomes

After completion of the internship students will be able to: 

  • apply knowledge and skills acquired during the course of study 
  • better execute certain professional skills 
  • work independently and with a feeling for the organization 
  • expand their professional network 

Note that the successful internship accounts for 30 ECTS units.

Internship in Netherlands

The internship in Netherlands or abroad, which is supervised by the Business Economics Group of Wageningen University, focuses on practical skills and aims to prepare students to put their acquired knowledge into action. 

Supervision

During your internship you will have two supervisors. The Internship Supervisor (on behalf of the host organization or institution) will guide you on your work activities and give feedback on your performance. In addition, you will have a Wageningen University Supervisor with whom you should regularly discuss the progress in your work activities at the internship. 

Both supervisors should support you during the writing of your report on the tasks done during the internship period.

How to find and internship

There are two ways to find an internship: 

  • you can ask the contact person (see Wageningen Study Handbook) of a chair group of your interest whether they can provide you with some internship possibilities
  • you can find an internship project yourself and arrange approval by a chair group. In this case you have to find a chair group that is closely related to the subject of your internship.

In both cases, part of the learning process is that you organize all arrangements with the internship providing institute yourself. 

Reporting

At the end of your summer internship you are required to submit two independent reports to your Internship Supervisor.

The first of the two outlines the tasks completed. In the introduction of this report you write the goals and framework of the internship project supported by a theoretical underpinning with literature. In addition, the report should contain a description of the methods used during the internship and if applicable the obtained data/used body of knowledge. Finally, the report should outline the results of your internship project, a conclusion and discussion.

In the second report you reflect upon the internship itself (i.e., organisation, company, etc.) and upon the personal learning outcomes you formulated in conversation with the internship supervisor. This report should describe your personal development during the internship and your goals for further development.

Assessment

Upon completion of your internship you give a presentation about your internship at the host organisation with at least the Internship Supervisor present. Furthermore, after this presentation and the submission of the two reports you are required to write, you will have an oral examination with your Wageningen University Supervisor; possibly the Internship Supervisor is present as well. They will evaluate to what extent you mastered the subject of your internship and the quality of your reflection on the internship project. Your overall assessment, for which Wageningen University is responsible, will be based on the two reports, the oral examination and the internship presentation.

Checklist

  • Find an internship 
  • Find a supervisor 
  • Together with your Wageningen University supervisor and internship supervisor, fill in the Wageningen University Internship Contract and Learning Agreement. 
  • Hand in the Wageningen University Internship Contract and Learning Agreement to: 
  1. the secretary of the supervising chair group  
  1. your internship supervisor 
  • If applicable fill in the internship contract of the host institution 

 

Internship in Greece and Cyprus

TIME offers also a limited number of Summer Internship positions in companies in Greece and Cyprus seeking of well educated personnell in innovations management and entrepreneurship. Among our partners are:

Creta Farm

Established in Crete, a 100% Greek company, and turned it into the largest company group in the meat and deli meats sector in Greece. For thirty years we have worked with passion and devotion to lead Creta Farms along a path of development that has taken it beyond the borders of Greece. We are proud that the strength of our presence and our partnerships abroad have enhanced the global profile of Greek entrepreneurship. We are proud of the exceptionally close relationship we have created with consumers. We dare to innovate: we invest resources, time and expertise in developing pioneering solutions to our consumers’ needs. We create great-tasting meat and deli products that are in line with today’s growing interest in a balanced healthy diet.  We revolutionized the deli meat market with our En Elladi series, in which we use prime quality meat cuts incorporated with extra virgin olive oil in its natural form, thus managing not only to change dietary habits in our country and abroad but we also gained the recognition of the international scientific and business communities. And our consumers have rewarded our efforts by making our products their number one choice in deli meats. 

ProtAtonce

ProtATonce is a drug discovery solutions provider using advanced Systems Pharmacology analyses with multi-omics data. The firm's computational analysis tools and state-of-the-art facilities enables ProtATonce to provide solid and experimentally proved answers in drug discovery including biomarker discovery, prediction of efficacy, toxicity, target identification, drug mode of action, and drug repositioning. ProtATonce services are based on the generation and analysis of multi-omics data under a systems biology framework. The state-of-the-art multi-omics facilities, the unique expertise in multiplexed (Luminex) proteomic and phosphoproteomic assays, ProtATonce's advanced computational tools, and its happy customers guarantee a unique high quality service.

Crete University Press

The Crete University Press (CUP) was founded in 1984, with a mutual agreement between the Pancretan Association of America and the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). The main aims and objectives of CUP are to promote scholarly and scientific publications of international academic standard, and the dissemination of scientific ideas and culture to a wider reading public. It is for the latter purpose that CUP is developing an innovative online teaching platform called Mathesis, which has attracted a lot of attention. The success of CUP can be gauged from:

  • the thirteen prizes and awards by academic societies and organisations,
  • from the fact that about 1,500 lecture courses in Greek Universities use books by CUP as textbooks, and
  • the high sales rate in the Greek market (circa 100,000 copies per annum).


 

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