The 15 credits internship offers you the opportunity to develop academic skills in a different working environment. The type and content of this internship will depend on your background and ambitions. The subject and place of the internship needs be chosen in close cooperation with a TU/e internship supervisor.

Generally speaking, students must carry out the internship in a company, university or research institute. The internship needs to take place in an international environment, either abroad or in the Netherlands. If you choose to do the internship in the Netherlands, you must carry out at least 15 credits of the graduation research in an international environment.

Prerequisites and enrollment

You may start your internship when:

  • The summaries of two ‘competence development interviews' have been submitted to the Fusion secretariat.
  • Your study program must have been approved by the Examination Committee (Study Program Committee).

Enrollment takes place via the NF Internship Registration form

To do

Please check the CANVAS Module 'Internship' and consult the Regulations of the Examination Committee for more information regarding the organization of the internship and follow all steps carefully.  

Before starting your internship, you must fill in the registration form internship contract. Do not sign your contract until it has been checked.

  • If you use a standard TU/e agreement (e.g. the work place agreement), CSA AP will have your contract signed by the managing director. (So, your responsible Applied Physics supervisor should not sign contracts)
  • If you use a non-standard TU/e agreement (e.g. research institute, company or university contract) or if modifications have been made to the standard agreement, CSA AP will forward your contract to the education lawyers for a legal check. Then, the education lawyer will make sure you receive the final version of your contract that you can sign.

Please be aware that the process of reviewing, changing and signing a contract can easily take one month. Therefore, fill in the form as soon as possible.

Finalizing the internship

After the internship is finished, you have to hand in your internship report at the organization/company and your responsible Fusion supervisor and give a presentation at TU/e. The responsible Fusion supervisor fills out the assessment form and sends in the signed assessment form and your internship report at CSA AP. CSA AP will process your grade. More information can be found in the assessment protocol and the studyguide.

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