Volledige vakbeschrijvingThe academic internship involves conducting academic research and the writing of an Internship Thesis, which contributes to the academic training of students in the field of Globalization and Development. Furthermore, the internship provides professional, hands-on experience of work in the field of globalization and development, while at the same time benefiting the internship organization. This is achieved by way of writing an Internship Thesis and an Internship Evaluation Report about the internship experience (See description under separate course code GDS4991). For the thesis students conduct research, which involves gathering, examining and analysing secondary and possibly some primary data, whereby students, for their particular research question, should familiarize themselves with the existing academic debates in the field of globalization and development studies with a focus on the Global South. The internship thesis should contribute to the relevant academic debates and may, ideally, form the basis of an academic publication.
Doelstellingen van dit vakUpon completion of the Academic Internship Exam Option (a combination of GDS4890 and GDS4991) students will: • be able to relate theoretical knowledge to a real-world setting • have gained work experience ("learning on the job" or "learning by doing" as well as learning from experienced professionals), explored a potential career option and found out more about one's personal skills and interests. • be able to apply/use the relevant knowledge and skills acquired during the MA GDS • be able to develop and practice professional skills related to communication, organisation, team work • be able to establish professional contacts • be able to work within a set organisational structure (hierarchy) with fixed working hours, work patterns, and routines • have enriched their CV to make them more competitive candidates in the job market for jobs in the field of Globalization & Development • have acquired the academic and personal skills to conduct and reflect upon research in an ethical and socially responsible fashion Regarding the intership report students will • be able to identify and formulate a research question and build an academic argument • be able to conduct a comprehensive literature search and bibliographic analysis, and assess the quality of the sources • be able to find, assess and critically make use of secondary and primary data • Be able to critically reflect upon the relations between theoretical framework, methodology, and empirical findings and use these insights to build an academic argument • be able to use theoretical perspectives from a variety of academic fields for a chosen research topic • be able to apply knowledge, theories and methods to written work • be able to write a full, well-referenced, academic paper and position themselves in an academic debate • be able to deal with and incorporate critical academic feedback • be able to carry out a study within a fixed time-frame and meet deadlines
6 apr 2020
26 jun 2020
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Trefwoorden:Internship, internship thesis, multilateral institutions, government departments, international, NGOs, local NGOs, consultancy firms, businesses, internship evaluation report