Copenhagen School of Design and Technology



Danish title
Study programme
Jewellery, Technology and Business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
5. semester
Duration of the subject/module
5 semestre
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Jane Burchard
Lars Sögaard Nielsen
Anette Dreyer
Mette Laier Henriksen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The purpose of the internship is to combine theory and methods with everyday practice in a company. The internship must qualify the student to analyse, evaluate, plan, and execute projects based on practical issues.


    The student will gain knowledge about:
    − the practice of the profession and the subject area and applied theory and method and an ability to reflect on their practical application at the internship company.
    − professional relations between the subject areas of the programme and the internship company and its markets.


    The student will get the skills to:
    − apply the methods and tools of one or more subject areas and skills associated with the performance of tasks at the internship company.
    − research and identify relevant knowledge in relation to the performance of tasks at the internship company.
    − evaluate the theoretical and practical issues and argue in favour of and select appropriate solution models.
    − disseminate practice-orientated problems and solutions to the company and users.


    The student will learn to:
    − handle complex, development-orientated tasks in relation to specific issues at the internship company.
    − independently enter into disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration with an innovative and professional approach.
    − identify their own learning requirements and structure their own learning in relation to tasks performed at the internship company.
    − analyse and discuss a proposed solution and its value creation potential directly in relation to the internship company or a business idea.

  • Type of instruction
    The internship is a compulsory programme element, and active participation is a prerequisite for the completion of the internship.
    The internship takes place in the 3rd year of study and extends over 20 consecutive weeks, including the written assignment and the exam.
    The working hours should be 37 hours/week. The internship must be unpaid.
    If a student provides valid documentation for why they should not work for 37 hours a week during their internship, they may apply for an exemption to be granted. They will then work fewer hours a day over a longer period of time in order not to affect the internship scope of 30 ECTS credits.
    Internships offered at KEA:
    - Work placement in Denmark or abroad
    - Entrepreneurial internship in the student’s own business

    Before commencement of the internship, the student must fill in and submit KEA's internship contract and the work-related content must be approved as relevant by KEA. The internship is a learning process with associated guidance, reflection, and evaluation.
    Work placement requires that an employee in the company engages in relevant professional discussions and feedback with the intern. If a student does an entrepreneurial internship in their own business, they must find a relevant, external contact who can act as a mentor. When a student does an entrepreneurial internship in their own business, students from KEA cannot undertake a work placement with them.
    The student must take the initiative to contact potential internship companies for the purpose of entering an internship contract before the internship period starts, but KEA will be there to support them in the search process. All students are assigned an internship supervisor — a teacher from the programme, who can help them with subject-specific questions regarding the internship.
    KEA’s internship coordinator may help students with practical questions about the internship. Internships will be advertised on WWW.JOBPORTAL.KEA.DK and at career fairs. Students may sign up for KEA's mentor scheme. KEA's mentors are former KEA students in employment, who may help students in their search for an internship.
    More detailed information about internships and internship searches can be found at
    The internship completes with a written exam with an internal assessment according to the 7-point grading scale.
  • Exam

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

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Attendance to a given activity or submission of assignments, projects, etc. may be mandatory. Fulfilment of such mandatory activities is a requirement for taking the exam in the subject element. If a student fails to submit a mandatory activity on time, they will have used one of the exams attempt for the exam for which the mandatory activity is a prerequisite.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    Placement: 5th semester
    Scope: 30 ECTS
    Exam form: Individual written exam.
    Type of assignment: A written report.
    Assessment: The exam is assessed according to the 7-point grading scale.
    Examiner(s): The exam is assessed by an internal examiner.
    Criteria for the assessment of the exam: The exam is assessed based on the specific learning objectives for the internship
    Formal requirements
    Formal requirements: The written assignment must not exceed 15 standard pages.
    Definition of a standard page: A standard page corresponds to 2,400 characters, including spaces and footnotes.
    The following are not included in the number of standard pages:
    − WiseFlow cover
    − Front page with: Title, name of student, programme title, number of characters, name of supervisor
    − Abstract in English of 1,200-1,400 characters.
    − Confidentiality Agreement
    − Solemn declaration
    − Declaration of consent
    − Table of contents
    − Photos, illustrations, tables, and figures (including accompanying text)
    − Bibliography
    − List of figures
    − List of appendices
    − Appendices (see section on appendices).

    Applied reference system: List of references, references cited, and quotes must be handled in accordance with the Harvard Referencing System. A reference tool is available at:
    − It must be possible for the examiner to read the assignment without recourse to the appendices. An appendix is any material that the student makes available to the reader when the full text does not belong in the assignment.
    − Appendices should only be included if the student refers to them in the assignment.
    − There must be an exhaustive list of appendices.
    − Each appendix must contain a reference number, title, explanatory text, and relevant references.
    − Each appendix must have its own page.
    − Appendices must be uploaded separately to WiseFlow as additional material.
    − Appendices may include documentation of research and experiments, questionnaires, tables, figures, diagrams, notes, detailed technical specifications, drawings, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, other digital files, or other material.

    For more help with research, academic writing, exams and much more access KEA’s online study skills library at:
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The exam is assessed based on the specific learning objectives for the internship
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    Make-up exams
    A student who has been prevented from taking an exam due to a documented illness or another unforeseen circumstance will be given the opportunity to take the exam as soon as possible. If the exam is scheduled in the programme’s last examination period, the student will be given the opportunity to retake the exam in the same examination period or in continuation of this period.
    The make-up exam may be the same as the next regular exam. The student is responsible for finding out when the make-up takes place. Information about the time and place for the make-up exams can be found on Fronter, but the student will also receive a notification from KEA's examination system when the flow for the make-up exam is released for submission of assignments.
    In the event of acute illness on the day of submission or the time of the examination, KEA must be notified, cf. KEA's rules on this.
    If the illness is not documented according to the above rules, the student will have used one exam attempt. The student will bear the cost of obtaining the medical certificate.
    With a failed exam, or failure to appear at the exam, the student is automatically registered for the re-examination, provided that the student has an exam attempt left. The re-examination may be the same as the next regular exam.
    For oral exams based on written projects, the examiner decides whether the student may sit a re-exam in the project they failed in, or whether a new project must be prepared. This decision reflects whether or not the student will be able to pass the oral exam based on the written project.
    The student is responsible for finding out when the re-exam takes place. Information about the time and place for re-examinations can be found on Fronter, and the student will also receive a notification from KEA's examination system when the re-examination flow is released for submission of assignments.
    The programme may grant an exemption from the automatic registration provided this is justified by exceptional circumstances, including documented disabilities.
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 10 hours of guidance from your counselor.

The rest of the time equivalent to 812 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, keeping a logbook, interacting with a contact person in the company, writing a report based the internship.

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