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Internship in Physics

Physics studies include learning skills that are useful in a wide range of industries. An internship is a good way to try out your skills and gain work experience in a real-world setting.

The course consists of supervised practical work activities related to physics in at a company, agency or another workplace. You will independently perform work tasks, document your work in writing, and present your insights about the work you performed, and your reflections on the role, opportunities and limitations of your physics education in industry.

  • Course structure

    The course takes place during normal working hours. It may be included in a masters degree program at Fysikum, but can also be taken as an elective course.

    Teaching format

    The course begins with an introduction, and an internship with a connection to physics under a supervisor at the place and work. Prior to the start of the internship, a project plan must be approved by the examiner and the student. The student should participate in work activities to the same extent as other employees. Participation in the introduction and an oral presentation at the end of the course are compulsory.


    The course is examined on the basis of a written logbook, letter from the supervisor, and an oral presentation.

    The course is graded according to a two-point grading scale: fail (U) or pass (G).


    Samuel Silverstein

    Phone: +468 5537 8693


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    The course do not have a fixed schedule, but are instead agreed upon with the supervisor and course coordinator at the beginning of the course.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The literature is based on scientific publications and reports in the relevant field assembled by the student through literature searches, as well as material provided by the supervisor at the internship site.

  • More information

    When can I apply?

    Registration is open from mid-March to mid-April for courses that run in the fall, and from mid-September to mid-October for courses that run in the spring.

    Please note that many courses open for late registration in mid-July for courses in the autumn term and in mid-December for courses in the spring term.

    Read our step by step guide on how to apply

  • Contact

    Course coordinator and teacher:
    Samuel Silversteini, phone: +468 5537 8693, e-mail:
    Fredrik Hellberg, phone: +468 553 781 33, e-mail:


    Academic advisor at the Department of Physics:

    Student office: