Prior experience at a workplace is invaluable when you're applying for jobs. At BI, you have the possibility to combine real-world experience with earning credits.
What is a BI internship?
BI Internship is a credit-bearing course. 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.
Why choose a BI internship?
The BI Internship courses at BI have been well received by both students and businesses and are a great addition to your education. There are several reasons for choosing BI Internship:
- 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!
How do internships work?
Internships are available for most students at BI who are taking a bachelor's or master's full-time.
The internship is part of your curriculum, meaning you will spend part of your semester interning at a company. For bachelor students, this means going to work a few days a week, while master students work full-time in a given period.
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.
You contact a company of your own choosing and apply by sending a cover letter and a resume directly to the company.
- Bachelor: you need to have good study progression (up to two pending subjects) and a GPA of a minimum of C.
- Master: You can have up to one pending subject from your 1st semester.
Internship in your own company
BI offers BI Internship in your own company as an elective for bachelor students who have started their own businesses and are interested in growth methods for startup companies. This is through the course ELE 3667.
The course uses the recognized growth framework MIT REAP (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program) developed by Bill Aulet.
You set yourself goals for the semester that will be approved, and you will receive academic guidance and follow-up throughout the course.
You must have registered your own business in the business enterprises register and preferably have had sales.
"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.