Internship with ECTS
In CSE Startup
INTERNSHIP IN A STARTUP
Integrating working in a startup (including your own) with academic studies is now possible! In collaboration with a large number of study boards across Copenhagen Business School it is possible to do an internship in CSE approved startups, thereby earning ECTS points while growing the business.
A core objective of the internship is to give students the opportunity to work on new and innovative ideas and business models, and to apply entrepreneurship and innovation theory in practice.
There must be enough potency in the student’s startup to be eligible for the program. The viability of the students’ startup is not determined merely in terms of financial metrics. Rather, it is evaluated on having/building a viable business which contains activities that adhere to the student’s internship criteria which makes it educational in both academic and practical terms.
The company has to be enrolled in the CSE Proof Program and, thereby, be formally affiliated with CSE. The student has to find an academic supervisor from CBS who will supervise the academic activities and deliverables.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
CSE will facilitate business development group sessions for the duration of the internship. The student will be required to actively participate in the mentoring, advice, sparring and idea development.
The students will benefit from the peer-to-peer learning happening at scheduled sessions and in between.
OFFICE SPACE AT CSE
The student can use the CSE facilities together with all other CSE startups e.g. office space, meeting rooms, lawyer and IP rights advice, accounting counselling, kitchen, printing area.
The internship is equivalent to full time work. 37-hour work week; i.e. 7 hours work on the academic report and 30 hours work on the student entrepreneur’s startup company.
The student must maintain an ongoing reflection paper (agenda summary or logbook) containing weekly considerations of goals, challenges, action plans and progress.
The CSE staff will reach out to the CSE mentor corps network to match the student with an industry mentor if possible.
FINAL EXAM AND DEADLINES
Details concerning exam form, supervisor hours available and requirements concerning the academic exam report may differ across study programs. Typically, the academic deliverable will be in the form of an exam assignment integrating both theoretical components and a practical application linked to the internship. CSE is continuously seeking to have the internship approved by additional study boards.
How to apply
Some study boards offer this internship as an elective in the course catalogue “CSE Entrepreneurship Programme” for other studies you will have to apply via the regular internship deadlines with CSE as your host organization.
WHO CAN APPLY
The internship is currently possible for CBS students who are on their 5th semester of their Bachelor’s degree or the 3rd semester on their Master’s degree. We are continuously working on expanding the number of study boards that approve the model.