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Finding a research internship topic/place

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- Options for your research internship
- Finding an internal research internships

- Finding an external research internships
- Doing the internship abroad


Options for your research internship

You can do your internship at FPN, elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. We call these options 'internal', 'external' or 'abroad'.

Option 1: internal research internship. The external internship is any research internship within the FPN.

Option 2: external research internship. The external internship is any research internship outside the FPN. For example, internships in other universities in the Netherlands or abroad, hospitals, and assessment centres are all classified as external research internship

Option 3: research internship abroad. As a result of numerous international collaborative programs with universities and other research institutions, as well as the large number of individual foreign research contacts that have been established by our faculty members, a substantial number of students will conduct their research internship abroad.

Finding internal research internships

There are a number of sources of information that you can use to start thinking about possible themes and topics for your research internship. You may have encountered some interesting topics during your academic coursework, or particular professors may have inspired you with their research focus. Researchers in the faculties FPN, FHML, SBE and associated research institutes that participate in the Research Master are an invaluable resource, whether you want to conduct your internship at the UM, at another Dutch university or research institute, or abroad.

You are encouraged to contact UM faculty members directly to find out more about their work and to discuss possible options for research internships.


Finding external research internships

You may locate potential external internship supervisors on your own, but please dicuss first with your internship coordinator, as the succes rate of this direct approach is quite low. We therefore discourage this approach and advise the students to contact external institutes with help of a staff member if possible. You will also need an internal UM supervisor for your internship, so it is important to discuss your plans at any early stage with a local faculty member whose research has a similar theme.
 

Doing the internship abroad

As a result of numerous international collaborative programs with universities and other research institutions, as well as the large number of individual foreign research contacts that have been established by our faculty members, a substantial number of students will conduct their research internship abroad.  Contact your internship coordinator for options abroad.

The rules and regulations of these international internships are identical to those applying for external internships in the Netherlands. For Erasmus and / or FPN faculty grants for international research internships, students are referred to the International Relations Office (IRO). The IRO can also be contacted for practical matters related to an internship abroad.

Tip: Students who received an grant through the IRO write an essay about their experiences. You can find the reports here.

 
Last modified: Thu, 04/10/2018 - 14:25

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