Internship abroad courses

Internship abroad courses

You can now integrate an international internship in your NHH degree programme.


The courses are offered as part of the BSc and MSc in Economics and Business Administration, and the MSc in Accounting and Auditing. Each course consists of an internship (worth 5 ECTS) integrated in theoretical course work (worth 2,5 ECTS).

The bachelor course consists of a theoretical module, a reflection blog and an final report. The material concentrates on the experience of working internationally, and which learnings are to be had from the experience. 

In the master course the theoretical module is divided into two parts; intercultural teamwork and the workings of economics/business administration theories in practice.

Internship Abroad bachelor course (INTERN-A-B)

Internship Abroad master course (INTERN-A-M)

Course work before, during and after your internship:

  • Before your internship: read the course content on Canvas (video lectures and literature)
  • During your internship: write a reflection blog (and hand in a draft of the report - depending on the internship period) and work on your chosen task for module 2 after having had your project description approved (specific for INTERN-A-M).
  • After your internship: hand in the final report together with the evaluation form from your company contact person. This form must be submitted through WISEflow together with the final report as ONE pdf-file.


important dates for the final report 2021 - TBC

For internships finishing in July/August (summer internships):

  • draft hand-in on Canvas by 10 September
  • final report hand-in on WISEflow by 14.00, 9 October

For internships finishing in the autumn semester:

  • draft hand-in on Canvas by 20 November
  • final report hand-in on WISEflow by 14.00, 18 December 

For internships finishing in the spring semester:

  • draft hand-in on Canvas by 15 May
  • final report hand-in on WISEflow by 15 June 

internship approval, pre-departure and re-entry workshops

All students wishing to take the INTERN-A-B or INTERN-A-M courses must apply to have their internships approved by the ICC.

Deadline for applying to have your internship approved: 12 April 2021.


You do not need to have secured an internship for you to apply for internship approval. 

After having obtained your internship approval, you must attend the mandatory pre-departure seminar, which requires you to meet in person.

Next pre-departure seminar: 23 April 2021.

After having completed your Internship Abroad course, you will be invited to attend a re-entry workshop. The workshop will have two main objectives. Firstly, to raise your awareness of your experiences, and how the experiences contribute to the building of a conscious and responsible business student. Secondly, to learn how you can best capitalise on your internship and course experience in job interviews.

Next re-entry workshop: 25 March 2021.

internship approval criteria

  1. The internship must cover a minimum of 150 work hours at a professional level.
  2. The intern must be given one or more challenging projects with a certain degree of autonomy. This is especially important for those taking the master course INTERN-A-M.
  3. The internship job tasks must be within the area of economics and business administration.
  4. The internship must take place in a country different from the student's citizenship. 
  5. The intern must have a contact person in the company/institution where the internship takes place. 
  6. The student must submit a copy of her/his internship contract when applying for internship approval. Internship contract example (PDF 14 KB).
  7. The intern must have insurance covering travels and the internship period (provided by the intern herself or the employer).

other general rules 

  • Students attending INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M must inform the International Career Centre (ICC) as soon as possible, should there occur any changes in the planned internship period. 
  • Norwegian full-time students may take the international internship course as part of their bachelor and master degrees at NHH. International full-time students may take the international internship as part of their master degree at NHH.
  • INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M are electives in the bachelor and master degree programmes, respectively.
  • The internship can be paid or unpaid.
  • The internship you take as part of the INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M courses can not be combined with an internship taken as part of NHH's Innovation School, Gründerskolen, Sosialt entrepenørskap, ENEINT Internship and other similar programmes. This means that you can only take one amongst these courses/programmes.
  • Internships completed in the past are not eligible for approval. The reason is that much of the course work takes place during the internship.
  • The internship can not be approved and registered as 5 ECTS on its own, neither can the theoretical part, as 2,5 ECTS. 
  • CEMS internships are eligible for approval as part of the INTERN-A-M course, if they are of sufficient length. 
  • The course report and company evaluation will normally be submitted in the semester following the internship, and must in any case be submitted within the last semester of the student's degree if the student is in the final year of her/his degree.
  • The internship courses run over two semesters and within the same degree programme (bachelor or master). The student does the pre-departure workshop in one semester, then the internship itself and the academic components in the following semester. 
  • Internships that take place during summer, will be registered on the following autumn semester.
  • Internships that take place during autumn, will be registered on the following spring semester.
  • The internship course will be registered in the semester of the report submission.

finding your internship

All the internships offered by partners of the International Career Centre's (ICC) partners offer, will be approved as part of INTERN-A-B and INTERN-A-M. In addition, the internships at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be approved. 

You can also find an internship on your own; remember that it will need to be approved.

Ways of finding an internship:

Financing your internship abroad

If your internship takes place in Europe, you might be eligible for an Erasmus+ Traineeship grant.

Check if you are eligible

insurance during your internship abroad

You are responsible for obtaining sufficient health, travel and liability insurance coverage for the stay abroad, including travels to and from the host country. 

visa, accommodation and travel

Please observe that you are responsible for organising your own travels, accommodation and work permit/visa for your stay abroad.