You need to start making arrangements for your internship well in advance, approximately three months. An internship at a company or abroad will need a longer preparation! Depending on where you would like to do an internship, you need to start planning 8 weeks till 3 months in advance. Check the ‘to do list’ before you want to start to take care of your time path, procedures and forms.
Discuss with your mentor how to find a suitable internship and make sure he/she agrees with your choice. Discuss also who from the section of your specialization will be the TU/e internship supervisor for either internal or external internships. Your TU/e internship supervisor will be responsible for specifying the main learning goals and assessing your achievements.
The procedure for finding a suitable internship differs per section. Some sections have a notice board presenting the available assignments. Other sections advise their students to pay a visit to each staff member to get an overview of the latest assignments.
The internship needs to be finished within a predetermined and fixed time period, which is recorded on the internship contract.
The internship is finalized with a report and presentation.
- At the end of the internship period a draft version of the report is sent to the responsible TU/e internship supervisor and academic advisor. The 'draft' version of the internship report should be a complete internship report ready for final feedback from the TU/e supervisor. Since the TU/e supervisor has 15 working days to give feedback, time for processing the feedback is limited.
- Within maximum four weeks after the internship period, the final version of the report must be sent to the TU/e internship supervisor and uploaded in SharePoint.
- The date of the presentation has to be scheduled in consultation with the TU/e internship supervisor.
The internship can be extended with 5 EC, that will be registered as part of the free electives space. This extension must be approved as part of the program of examinations (by the Examination Committee) before the start of the internship. If you fail to submit the draft report in time, you must contact the academic advisor and inform the internship supervisor before the submission deadline.
In consultation with the TU/e internship supervisor, a short extension period (maximum of 2 weeks) may be allowed by the academic advisor. In case this extension is insufficient, the students need to request the Examination Committee for a possible further extension.
In case you are not available for a full-time internship (e.g. because you have to do one or more courses next to your internship) please contact your academic advisor to discuss the duration and planning of your internship.
In general, the internship is scheduled in the first quartile of your second year. Depending on your individual situation you can choose to perform your internship at a different time of the year.
You may start your internship when your program has been discussed with your mentor and approved by the examination committee.
If you want to receive 5 credits for an extended internship make sure this is included in your approved program before start of the internship.
You have to officially sign up for the start of your internship. Check the ‘to do list’ for all administrative requirements.