Prior experience at a workplace is invaluable when you're applying for jobs. At BI, you have the possibility to gain this experience during your studies, through an internship.
What is an internship?
With an internship, you will work at a company with tasks relevant to your programme during your studies. As an intern, you will gain work experience in a field that you're interested in, and be able to start building your network.
At BI, internships are credit-bearing courses, meaning you will not be paid, but you will recieve credits equivalent to an elective course. Internships take place at one of our selected partner businesses.
How do internships work?
Internships are available for most students at BI who are taking a bachelor or master full-time.
The internship is part of your curriculum, meaning you will spend part of your semester interning at a company, instead of going to lectures or classes. For bachelor students, this means going to work a few days a week, while master students spend two months exclusively at their internship, full-time.
Tasks during your internship
The tasks vary according to the company's needs, and your skills. Examples include market analysis, strategy development, customer relations, reports, analysis, recruitment, and budgeting.
Internship positions are posted on BI's career portal, where you have to find a company and apply by sending a cover letter and a resume. Additionally, you have to maintain the required grade average - C for bachelor, and B for master.
You are also required to attend regular course meetings, and hand in a project assignment.
Several Bachelor and Master programs offer the chance to combine a credit-giving BI Internship with exchange at one of BI’s numerous partner schools.
While you are on exchange, you will:
- Gain international work experience
- Earn credits while working
- Develop both academically and personally
The requirements for applying to an internship on exchange are the same as here in Norway: You need an average grade of C or better as a bachelor student, and B or better as a master student.
Why choose an internship?
The internship programme at BI, which has been well received by both students and businesses, is a great addition to your education. Over the course of your internship, you will gain valuable experience in the field you're working. You will be able to start building your professional network - while earning credits towards your degree.
- Get credits – BI Internship is a part of your schedule at BI
- Use what you have learned at BI in a real-life context
- Build your network – this is a great asset when applying for jobs
- Get experience with applying – learn how to write a good CV and motivation letter
- Get out of your comfort zone – learn how to contact companies!
- Get relevant work experience – build your CV!
"During my internship at Blest Advertising I got a great feel for what it's like to apply my education to a real job."
Student at campus Stavanger
Find your programme
Explore your options at BI here. Start by typing in your field of interest (e.g. finance, marketing, etc). You can also find any programmes that offer internships by searching for internship.