Syllabus for Internship for a Sustainable Development

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A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 1GE033
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sustainable Development A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2011-03-10
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: Completed one year of studies in the Master programme in sustainable development including Introduction to Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development: Worldviews and Visions - a Seminar Series, Our Natural Resources and Society and environment.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • identify and reflect upon how work related to sustainable development is organised and practiced
  • present a deeper understanding of previously-learned material from the programme in sustainable development
  • evaluate different perspectives of a sustainable development
  • critically analyse the conditions for practical work in sustainable development
  • demonstrate the ability to suggest measures aiming towards a sustainable development, both independently and together with others


The student shall during 18 weeks (minimum) participate in a full-time internship, with an appointed supervisor within the host organisation. The work/tasks during the internship must have a clear relation to sustainable development and train the student to work independently and in cooperation with others.


Course introduction takes place at the university, while supervision is undertaken at the internship location.


Continuous written reports must be submitted during the internship period. A more comprehensive final written report as well as a final oral presentation must be completed by the end of the internship for the examiner, where another student acts as a discussant.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

  • The responsibility to find a suitable internship is essentially the responsibility of the student; the examiner may, if necessary, provide assistance.
  • Before the start of the internship, the appointed hos supervisor and the internship work plan must be approved by the examiner. The application for the internship (to the university) is made on a special application form provided by the course coordinator (through
  • When the internship is concluded, the appointed supervisor shall issue a completion certificate on a separate form.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.