Internship courses at the Master level

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

At the MSSc level, the elective internship courses are available during the Autumn term of the second year of study. Courses offered are Internship in Peace and Conflict Studies (30 credits) and Internship in Peace and Conflict Studies A or B (15 credits).  These courses are part of the Master Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. They relate to the overall learning objectives of that programme, namely, to give the student a thorough understanding of advanced issues in peace and conflict research in order to be able to critically examine, assess and analyze the origin, dynamics and resolution of armed conflicts on a scientific basis. The student acquires knowledge and skills that give the capacity for independent and critical assessment, the ability to solve problems self-reliantly and the ability to monitor the development of knowledge obtained by peace and conflict research.

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 and conflict studies at the MSSc level. Previous internships are not accepted in lieu of, or applied retroactively.
  2. The internship takes place within the academic calendar dates and entails the appropriate, required number of working weeks: 20 weeks for 30 credits; or 10 weeks for 15 credits. Note: the term is divided into two 10 weeks periods and exact dates are between end of August and mid-October, and early November to mid-January. Students should consult the university academic calendar.
  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
  5. The internship is scheduled so that the student/intern is ready to actively participate in the Master’s thesis course starting on the first Monday of the following Spring Term, in January.

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.


The internship courses are administered by a course convener (, and students are required to submit Internship Plan (s) and Internship Agreement/Confirmation forms in advance of the Autumn term. Submissions must be sent electronically to the course convener at the email address:

Forms and Deadlines


Deadlines for Autumn Term 2019/20:

  • Internship Plan: 1 June 2019
  • Internship Agreement and Institutional Confirmation Forms: 18 July (early submission option) -or- 22 August 2019