Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Internship (EN)

Danish title
Praktik (EN)
Study programme
Design & business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
7. semester
Duration of the subject/module
10 Weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Tim Meicker
Martin Hesseldahl
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The student will gain knowledge about:

    o the practice of the profession and the subject area and applied theory and method and is able to reflect on their practical applications at the internship company.


    The student will get the skills to:

    o use the methods and tools of one or more subject areas and apply skills associated with problem solving at the internship company.
    o research and identify relevant knowledge related to problem solving at the internship company.
    o assess the theoretical and practical issues and argue in favour of and select appropriate solutions.
    o assess and communicate practice-orientated problems and solutions to the company and users.


    The student will learn to:

    o handle complex, development-orientated tasks in relation to specific issues at the internship company.
    o independently enter into professional and interdisciplinary collaboration with an innovative and professional approach.
    o identify their own learning requirements and structure their own learning in relation to tasks at the internship company.

  • Type of instruction
    You will recieve guidance during your internship
  • 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
    To sit the exam, the student must have completed an approved internship. The internship must have a duration in hours similar to 10 weeks of full-time employment, together or distributed over the internship period. Before commencing the internship, the students and internship site conclude a written agreement on the professional working content of the intership. The internship agreement must be approved by an professional supervisor or a person authorised by the institution. The approved internship agreement will be appended to the written homework assignment. The written report is the exam in the internship.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    Type of assignment
    The written homework assignment consists of a coherent account, analysis and reflection on an internship-related issue and its solution, with a special focus on the student's role in and professional contribution to the solution.
    Formal requirements
    Individual written homework assignment (internship report) of max. 10 standard pages.

    Formal requirements
    The homework assignment consists of:
    • Table of contents
    • Introduction
    • Problem field
    • Problem statement
    • Theory and method
    • Limitation of scope
    • Analysis and reflection
    • Conclusion
    • Perspective
    • Bibliography
    • Appendices

    On the composition of the homework assignment
    The introduction should briefly introduce the internship and the student's work function(s), whereas the problem field serves to define and state the reason for a problem formulation based on professional and academic considerations.

    Then follows a description of the professional problem formulation which the student will analyse and solve through the internship report. The problem formulation must relate to one or more solutions that the student has had experience with in the course of the internship. The student must also present the theory or theories and methods they want to use to analyse, understand and solve the problem of the report. When limiting the scope, the student must state what aspects have deliberately been excluded despite their relevance, and why.

    Then the student describes, analyses and reflects on the problem formulation. The student must also describe, analyse and reflect on a profession-relevant solution.
    The assignment ends with an overall conclusion on analysis and key arguments in relation to the problem formulation, as well as a perspective on how the student's professional competencies has unfolded in practice.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The internship exam gives the student a chance to demonstrate their ability to analyse and reflect on the internship with the following learning objectives (knowledge, skills and competencies):

    The student acquires knowledge of:
    - the practice and applied theories and methods of the field
    - the prescribed line of study/specialisation in relation to the identity and practice of the internship.

    The student has acquired the skills needed to:
    - research and identify relevant knowledge for the solution of a problem related to the internship company
    - demonstrate their analytical ability in problem solving
    - choose between and argue for various alternative solutions related to practice.

    The student has acquired the competencies needed to:
    - work innovatively
    - engage in interdisciplinary collaborations, both nationally and internationally
    - manage complex and development oriented tasks related to a specific issue
    - identify their own learning requirements in relation to a specific issue.
    Deadline for submission
    The test is placed at the end of the internship. More detailed information about deadline, procedure for handing in, and further rules regarding the handing in of the exam will be published on Fronter.
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 4 hours of guidance from your counselor.

The rest of the time equivalent to 407 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, 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