Internships for Bachelor’s programme students
professional training during your studies
Bachelor’s students at LUSEM can do part of their education at a company, embassy, NGO:s or at private and public organisations.
Doing an internship as part of your University studies means that you integrate knowledge and theory from your education with practical tasks in a professional environment. Of course, this means a very good experience on your CV, but it also has a lot of other and perhaps more important benefits:
- Get insights about specific industries, companies and organizations
- Test if a certain career path or industry suits you
- Develop new skills and improve the knowledge you already have
- Apply what you’ve learned during your education in a professional environment
- Acquire skills for future job applications and job interviews
- Build professional networks within your future field
How to apply for an internship
- Check that you are eligible to apply for an internship course
- Find the right internship
- Apply for the internship course
1. Check that you are eligible to apply for one of our internship courses
To be able to get ECTS credits for an internship, you need both an internship and a place on an internship course.
2. Find the right internship
LUSEM Career Services co-operates with our partner companies to provide a selection of qualified and pre-approved internships each year, both in Sweden and abroad.
You may also find an internship on your own. This requires some extra work on your behalf since it needs to be approved by the School.
Read more about the two ways to secure an internship
3. Apply for the internship course
You have found and been accepted to an internship and have checked that you are eligible for an internship course – do not forget to apply for it! When enrolled in the course, you will get both ECTS credits for your internsship, and the right to apply for grants and loans from CSN, if you are a Swedish citizen.
Am I required to pay tuition fees for the internship course?
If you are a non-fee-paying student, you do not need to pay any tuition fees.
If you are a student from outside the EU/EEA who is required to pay tuition fees, you will pay tuition fee to Lund University as planned.
What about additional costs?
Additional costs related to insurance, visa, travel and housing can occur depending on the country where you do your internship.
Are there any scholarships and grants?
Some scholarships and grants are available to students. For more information please visit Lund University's international website.
Grants and scholarships for Lund University students
If you are accepted to one of our internship courses, Swedish citizens may also apply for student grants and loans from CSN.
Important information for non-EU/EAA students
If you have a Swedish residence permit and plan to do an internship outside of Sweden, you must contact Lund University’s migration expert at email@example.com before you leave the country, to make sure that you are on top of the situation.