This course consists of an internship of at least four weeks duration in a foreign Spanish-speaking country. Interns will work with organizations that use Spanish in a professional context. Internships may be complemented by lectures, observations, interviews, or other activities relevant to the student's academic and professional interests. Prerequisites: Completion of 18 credit hours required for the Master of Arts with a major in Spanish. Graduate advisor approval required.
Every attempt is made to assign students to one of the three areas they prefer and have them complete their supervised practice activities with a limited amount of commuting. However, commuting distances vary within the areas and it is not always possible for the intern to obtain the location they prefer. Additionally interns need to be prepared for commuting to include winter driving conditions.
The faculty is already involved in the preparatory phase and even more so in the execution and completion phase. You will set up the research assignment in cooperation with the host institution and your thesis coordinator. Dovetailing with the research, you will write a Master’s thesis in consultation with your thesis supervisor, a condition for graduation. Therefore it is important to contact a supervising lecturer or thesis coordinator at an early stage. You may have already talked with the company about the content of the internship before consulting the thesis coordinator. If so, please make sure you do not set out the internship assignment entirely. Students can only do a final-year internship in consultation with the thesis coordinator.
Is the internship paid?
Yes, the monthly salary is 8,000 DKK + 10% company paid pension. If you are not allowed to receive salary due to government restrictions, it is also possible to do an unpaid internship.
The aim of a final-year internship is to demonstrate your ability to independently carry out scientific research. The internship must meet the scientific requirements of the specialization.
We have noticed that students often find it difficult to assess whether the possible internship assignment fulfils the scientific criteria. Fortunately, in most cases, the supervising lecturer or thesis coordinator will be able to assess this rather quickly. If you think it is still too soon to consult the thesis coordinator, it might be handy to know that the following aspects are very important:
Will Novo Nordisk assist in obtaining a full-time work permit for international candidates?
No, international candidates are responsible for applying for the correct full-time work permit prior to starting in an internship position.
Depending on the aim of your final-year research, it might be interesting to combine your research project with an internship. The final-year internship assignment must meet the faculty requirements. Students will be appointed one supervisor from the faculty and one supervisor from the host institution. Basically, the faculty has two kinds of internships:
What is the length of an internship?
Novo Nordisk’s internships last between 3 and 6 months. It is not possible to complete more than one internship.
What are the requirements regarding ECTS points?
The Internship Programme at Novo Nordisk does not require the student to obtain ECTS points while interning. However, it is only possible to join the Internship Programme if enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s programme throughout the duration of the internship.
There are many different kinds of internships: observational internships, final-year internships, research internships, consultancy internships, introductory internships, experiential internships. At our faculty, you will only receive ECTS credits for internships that are combined with your Master's thesis, or in the .
The purpose of the internship is to provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable working experience and apply knowledge from their studies in a global pharmaceutical company. At Novo Nordisk, we place a high value on our interns receiving the challenge and experience necessary to achieve life-changing careers.
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How can I apply?
You can apply online for an internship in Novo Nordisk here on the bottom of this page, or via the right side banner, as jobs become available.
When can I apply?
At Novo Nordisk we hire interns twice a year (spring and fall semesters).
The internships are aimed exclusively at students studying for a university degree. We welcome applications from students of all nationalities, study profiles and levels of experience. Please note that our corporate language is English, so proficiency in this language is a must.
How should I write my internship application?
Make sure to carefully read the job description and explain why you are applying for the specific position within the Novo Nordisk Internship Programme. In addition to your cover letter/motivational letter, you should upload your CV and latest grade transcript through our online recruiting system.