Full course description
In order to obtain the required 24 ects the internship needs to have a duration of at least 16 weeks full-time.
The fifth semester is a flexible semester (24 ECTS). We encourage you to spend your semester abroad, but you could also stay in Maastricht or elsewhere in the Netherlands to do an internship or take courses. Studying at another university (or in another programme) or undertaking an internship offers you the change of scenery and a chance to get a better insight into future master's programmes and career options. It also allows you to apply the acquired knowledge and skills, as well as to gain new insights.
Previous students have undertaken a wide range of internships with, for instance, non-governmental organisations, EU institutions, business firms and press organisations. This is a chance to apply your knowledge and skills in a professional setting. In addition, internships offer the opportunity to learn new skills and gain a deeper understanding of EU issues. An internship also may help in terms of employability. You will receive guidance from a Faculty supervisor and from the host organisation.