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Internship in economic history/international relations

The overall purpose of the course is to increase the student’s employability by giving the students the possibility to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2023

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Pre-departure information

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The course comprises 8-10 weeks of internship at a private or public authority, corporation or organization.

The intern should therefore in consultation with the employer and supervisor carry out an internship where the student applies subject knowledge in an area of relevance to the labor market.

For a comprehensive explanation of the application and registration processes, contact the course examiner/convener (see contact information below).

  • Course structure

    Learning outcomes

    To pass the course, the student should to able to:

    • plan, execute and in written form present independent assignments, reflecting upon scientific, societal and ethical aspects.
    • identify, formulate and solve problems that occur during the internship
    • apply subject knowledge of relevance to the labor market
    • reflect upon the internship and analyse its relation to the student's previous studies, in particular within Global Political Economy, International relations and/or Economic History, as well as in relation to potential career paths and working areas after graduation.


    Previous internship positions

    Please see this document for Example of previous students' internships within the course (233 Kb) .



    Teaching format

    The course consist of mandatory seminars and internship.

    The seminar language is English.

    Seminars will be held on campus or online, as communicated ahead.



    The course is assessed through:

    • Mandatory attendance at the host organization during the entire internship period. Additionally the internship must be carried out in alignment with agreements, which should be confirmed by of the host organization. 
    • An internship report that comprises 5–7 pages, written and assessed after by the end of the internship.
    • Participation in a mandatory seminar.

    The course is graded individually in accordance with a two-point scale (G = Passed, F = failed) relating to the learning objectives of the course.





  • Contact


    General questions regarding application, registration and more
    The Department's Master's Student Office

    Course specific questions