Internship - an opportunity

An internship is a part of your career planning and is about getting in contact with the working life, that is, step 4 in your career planning process.

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Internships at Hanken can either be conducted abroad (8ECTS) at bachelortriangeln-liten-del-2.gif level or as an advanced course in all subjects at graduate level (5ECTS or 10ECTS). If you conduct your internship on the bachelor level and as your obligatory stay abroad, the internship should last 12 weeks in one take.

An internship at graduate level is always implemented within your major and can be done either in Finland or abroad. On graduate level you can perform the 5 or 10ECTS also by combining shorter periods of internship and in different companies. 

For more information on what is required of your internship, reporting on the intership to recieve credits and the course coordinator please see WebOodi.

Hanken encourages students to complete their internships abroad. To support students in their search for international internship positions, internship ads are continuously published on Career Service’s job board. On top of that you can find many interesting international internship opportunities in the EFMD career portal.

Grant for internship

Hanken offers you the opportunity to apply for a grant for your internship period. You can apply for a grant in the Mobility Online portal twice a year. Keep in mind that the requirements to receive ECTS and a grant differ. You can get a grant for max 12 weeks. Your internship has to last a minimum of 84 days on Bachelor's level and 60 days on Master's level in order for you to be eligible to get an internship grant.

Please note that funding is limited and vouchers are granted as long as there are grant funds available. When granting vouchers, Hanken prioritises internships that constitute an integrated, obligatory part of the bachelor studies.

More information on internship grants, how to apply and the steps that need to be taken after having received a grant can be found here.


Where do I find my internship?

It is you who are responsible to find your own internship. It is good to be a bit critical and think carefully about where you actually want to work. Many students have found their internship via contacts or i.e. a previous summer job. 

You can for example start by having a look at the Career Services job board or our international EFMD career portal here: