Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Career orientation / Internship 5 Cr Practice 12.8.2019 - 20.7.2020
Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Internship 5 Cr Other teaching 4.9.2017 - 21.1.2018

Learning outcomes

After completing this course students will have strengthened their

· problem solving skills

· ability to integrate theory and practice by applying their field specific knowledge in a work environment

· ability to work on collaborative projects

· communication, interpersonal and other critical skills in the job search process.

and will have a deeper understanding of

· the career paths and opportunities offered by their field.

· their interests and abilities in their field of study.

and will have

· built a record of work experience.

· acquired direct employment contacts


The student will independently search for an internship position related to the her/his field of study. The length of the internship should be at least 3 months, which corresponds to 5 study credits. Longer internship can give a maximum of 15 credits. Once the internship period is over, the student will write a report on the internship and hand it in to one of the teachers coordinating the course together with a testimonial by the employer about the work done during the internship. The internship can be done in private firms, non-governmental organizations, ministries and other public offices, research institutes in Finland or abroad. The internship position should be approved by the coordinating teacher prior to its beginning.

Assessment practices and criteria

  • Approved internship and report
  • Grading: pass/fail

Relation to other study units

Replaces the former courses 863062 YLE18 Harjoittelu 3 cr and 81822 MAE33 Erikoisharjoittelu 1 cr.