Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Internship (EN)

Speciality direction: Marketing & Communication Design (Marketing)
Danish title
Praktik (EN)
Study programme
Design Technologist
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
3. semester
Duration of the subject/module
10 Weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Charlotte Winther
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The purpose of the internship exam is for students to document their ability to engage in a practical business context and demonstrate the competencies needed to combine the theories and methods taught on the programme with this practice.


     the practice of the profession and the subject area as well as key applied theory and methods.
     practice and key applied theory and methods as well as their own role and professional identity in relation to the internship company


     use key methods and tools as well as acquire skills associated with the profession.
     assess practice-orientated issues and propose and select possible solutions.
     assess and communicate practice-orientated solutions to the company and users. 


     handle development-orientated situations related to daily tasks in a company.
     participate in academic and interdisciplinary cooperation based on a professional approach.
     acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to the company in a structured context.

  • Type of instruction
    You will receive instructions from your internship supervisor
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    The internship report is an individual written exam, which must reflect the students’ personal experiences and learning during the internship. Students are given a written grade for the exam.
    Students work with a host company during their internship.
    The internship must be based on the student’s specialisation and involve the company’s particular functions/value chain in order for the student to acquire an understanding of the importance of cooperation between functions.
    Students prepare a problem formulation based on one of the following concepts:
    • An all-round programme, where students become familiar with different functions and tasks.
    • The company specifies a task/project which will be the focus of the internship.
    The student and the company prepare a joint project. This may be based on topics that the student wishes to investigate further.
    • Preliminary study for the student’s fourth-semester final project. During the internship, the student creates a company profile and assignment to be used later in connection with the final project.
    The problem statement must be approved by the supervisor and may be adapted during the internship, if necessary, subject to the supervisor’s approval. A proposed problem statement must be submitted to the supervisor during the first week of the internship.
    Formal requirements
    The problem statement must be documented in the form of a report and any products prepared during the internship.
    Reflection on and self-assessment of the internship.

    The report must be at least 19,200 and no more than 24,000 characters (with spaces), excluding front page, table of contents and any appendices.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
hours of counseling
hours of internship
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the internship divided into different study activities.

During your internship you or your group will receive 1 hours of guidance from your counselor.

The rest of the time equivalent to 410 hours are used on internship work. The activities in relation to internship work during the internship depend on the kind of internship you choose, but overall it is your own responsibility to structure the amount of time you spend on writing your report, working at the company, preparing for the exam, etc.

The internship primarily includes of the following activities: writing applications to potential companies, doing industry research, evaluating the internship, completing the tasks that were agreed upon, having dialogues with the employer, writing a report based the internship, interacting with a contact person in the company, producing an internship contract and having it approved.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model
*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances