Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Internship course at the Bachelor level

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies offers elective internship courses to students at the Master (MSSc) and Bachelor (BSSc) levels. 

The BSSc internship course is part of the Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies. It relates to the overall learning objectives of that programme, namely, to provide knowledge of both peace and conflict studies and development studies and a nuanced analytical perspective to general patterns of change and continuity in national and regional contexts. To be eligible for the course, students must have pass grades in the programme courses Peace and Conflict Studies A, Development Studies A and the B course. The C course thesis within the programme must have been submitted. Only students enrolled in Peace and Development Studies can start the course.

The course is offered twice yearly, in the Autumn/Fall and Spring terms. Students must early on begin planning for, and pursuing internship opportunities. The Department is not responsible for securing placements. In particular, internships must meet the following criteria:

  1. The internship is relevant to peace/conflict and/or development studies at the BSSc level. Previous internships are not accepted in lieu of, or applied retroactively.
  2. The internship takes place within the academic calendar and entails the appropriate, required number of working weeks: 20 weeks for 30 credits.
  3. The internship hosting institution requires full-time work on behalf of the student.
  4. The internship does not entail travel to, or habitation in an area or territory that is on the ‘no-go’ list of non-essential travel published by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

All internships are graded (Pass/Fail) for academic credit, based on the submission of a final student report, and an evaluation letter from the internship institution supervisor.

Sign-up submissions

The internship courses are administered by a course convener (, and students are required to submit an Internship Plan and Internship Agreement/Confirmation forms before the internship term, during designated submission periods. The Internship Plan indicates the student’s intentions to undertake the course, and demonstrates adherence to the main criteria of the course. Internship Plan(s) are submitted in the middle of the previous term, and Internship Agreement/Confirmation forms are due approximately five weeks before the beginning of the term. Submissions are sent electronically to the course convener. Note: the Internship Agreement/Confirmation forms must be filled out and signed by the student and her/his internship institution supervisor, and only thereafter, sent by email to the course convener. Only students who have submitted their plans and their agreement/confirmation forms will be registered for the course. 

Forms and Deadlines


Deadlines for Autumn Term 2018/19 (incl. dates 2018-9-3 to 2019-1-18):

  • Internship Plan: 18 June 2018
  • Internship Agreement/Confirmation forms: 16 July (new! early submission possible) -or- 17 August 2018