The SiS internship (30 EC) is preparatory for your work at the interface of science, technology and society. You will learn how to independently conduct scientific research, generate evidence‐based knowledge and report on that in writing and via seminars. You will learn how to collaborate with researchers of various disciplines and about potential career opportunities. Some students even find their first job via the internship.
The content and product of your internship can vary. For example, you can conduct a management analysis, write a policy report, set up a business plan, evaluate a process or a program, conduct a feasibility study or assess a tool or a method. All students present their internship during one of the Summer Seminars.
Internships can be done at research institutes, biotech companies, (governmental) policy institutes and many other organisations. For inspiration, view this list of previous SiS internship organisations.
Many internships in this major are linked to the Athena Science Shop, which supports non-profit organisations, civil society organisations and communities in many locations across the globe by facilitating and collaboratively conducting scientific research on subjects requested by them. The Athena Institute also offers internships through their network. These will be posted on Canvas.
It is possible to conduct your internship abroad. In general, this requires more (academic) independence and organization.
The internship period is February-June.