By offering internship positions you can team up with competent students that wish to use what they have learned at school in a real world context.
BI Internship Bachelor
BI Internship Bachelor is a credit-bearing elective, where students work part-time in a company over a periode of 15 weeks/240 hours in total.
The objective with the internship program is to give students the opportunity combine work experience with studies in a manner that enhances their learning in both situations. The business community gets access to updated academic knowledge, able hands and the opportunity to address their needs for new knowledge as they prepare the internship activities for their interns.
The following study programmes offer the BI Internship elective:
BI Internships during the autumn semester are supposed to start in week 34 and last until week 49 (15 weeks/240hours in total). BI Internships during the spring semester are supposed to take place during week 2-week 17 (15 weeks/240 hours in total).
Companies that wish to offer a BI Internship need to show a willingness for mutual learning and development. In order to participate as partners in the BI Internship course, companies must fullfill certain requirements:
- The company needs to be established – this means minimum 3 years of operation, a minimum of 5 employees and 5 million NOK in revenues
- Not a sole proprietorship
- A company contact person that will be responsible for following-up the student and keep in contact with BI
- Make it possible for the student to attend four academic sessions at BI
- Fill out and sign the Learning Contract
- Sign the "end of internship”-confirmation
If you have doubts about fulfilling the requirements, please get in touch with BI's Internship team by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The student needs an average GPA of C or above, and adequate study progression. The student is responsible for finding an internship company, make sure the learning contract is signed and thereafter apply to BI for admission in the BI Internship course.
The tasks are defined by what the company needs and the student's competence. Examples can be: Market analyses, strategy development, customer follow-up, reporting, analyses, recruiting and accounting.
BI Internship Bachelor is a credit-bearing course and the company is not allowed to pay the student.
- The learning contract is the basis for BI to recognize the internship as a credit-bearing Bachelor course for the student.
- The contract must include a description of tasks corresponding to the expectations for internships on Bachelor level, and is signed by the company and the student.
- The student submits the contract for final approval by BI.
- At the end of the internship period, the company must submit an «end of internship confirmation» form.
Before the internship
- Define clear tasks and projects
- Appoint a contact the intern can turn to for feedback, input regarding tasks/projects and social inclusion.
- Talk about expectations:
- Professional contribution, amount of autonomy, deadlines, code of conduct and how to solve conflicts if they arise.
- Explain the work culture
- Participate in the Kick-Off arranged at BI
During the internship
- Set up regular feedback meetings, i.e. weekly:
- Are expectations met on both sides?
- How are the tasks/projects going?
- Does the intern feel like a part of the working environment?
- Complete the company completion/evaluation form
- Provide intern with a letter of recommendation
- Volunteer to be a reference
BI Internship on Exchange
Two Bachelor programmes offer the chance to combine a credit-bearing BI Internship with exchange at one of BI's numerous partner schools.
BI Internship on Exchange Bachelor
All bachelor students are eligible to work 120 hours at a company abroad of their choice while simultaneously studying at one of BI's partner schools.
What is required of the company?
Companies that want to participate need to show a willingness for mutual learning and development. In order to participate as partners in the BI Internship course, companies must fulfil certain requirements:
- Established company - which means minimum 3 years operative, 5 employees and 5 million in revenues.
- Not a sole proprietorship.
- A contact person must be appointed to follow up with the student and to facilitate dialogue with BI.
- The student is granted a free day on the four academic sessions
- Sign the "end of internship" confirmation (pdf)
If you have doubts about fulfilling the requirements, please get in touch with BI Internship team on email@example.com.
We further encourage the contact person to arrange regular feedback meetings with the student.
Since BI Internship is a credit-bearing course, BI requires students to perform relevant tasks in accordance to the programmes they are enrolled in. The Learning Contract which is elaborated and signed by both the student and the company prior to the internship specifies the tasks the student will perform.
In addition to the 120 hours spent at the company, students need to attend a cross-cultural workshop prior to the internship and follow four online webinars. It is therefore required to have dialogue with the students in order to facilitate having time to attend the webinars.
Why is it worth publishing a BI Internship position?
- Get exposed to BI students – employer branding!
- Create an arena for mutual learning
- Get support with challenges your organisation is facing
- Contribute to sharing experiences between academia and business
What is required of the student?
In order to be eligible for a BI Internship on Exchange, the student must have been accepted for an exchange position by the International Office.
In addition to the internship at the company, students are required to participate in a cross-cultural workshop prior to departure and at four webinars in order to get guidance with their mandatory internship report. The report should both be handed in and presented at the end of the internship period.
HOW TO RECRUIT STUDENTS?
Companies that wish to be contacted by students can announce their BI Internship position via the BI Career Portal. Students must reach out to the companies themselves, and the companies conduct their preferred recruitment process before a learning contract is completed and signed by the student(s) and the company.
Finally, students apply for admission to the BI Internship course with the learning contract to BI. It is the companies’ and students’ responsibility to get acquainted with the requirements BI has to both parties.
Do you have questions regarding the application process? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want a BI Intern? Plan ahead!
BI Internship is an elective and the students have to apply for admission in the course. Therefore, the recruitment processes and learning contract needs to be ready by these dates:
- 1 May for the bachelor programmes in Business Analytics, Creative Industries Management, Digital kommunikasjon og markedsføring, Eiendomsmegling, Entreprenørskap, Finans, Markedsføringsledelse, Organisasjonspsykologi, HR og ledelse, Retail Management, Økonomi og administrasjon, Økonomi og forretningsjus.
- 1 November for Bachelor in Siviløkonomi og Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).