Do an internship in a startup

Including your own CSE approved startup and earn up to 15 ECTS points! (specifically for CBS students)


Who can do an internship in a startup?


  • CBS students on their 5th semester of their Bachelor’s degree
  • CBS students on their 3rd semester on their Master’s degree


This internship is currently only possible for CBS students – and not on all study programmes. Internship starts in September 2019 – duration 3-5 months. If you are enrolled in a different university please check with your university how this can be possible for you.




  • The student/startup must be approved by the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) by being enrolled in the CSE Proof Programme or be a CSE alumni company
  • The student/startup must find an academic supervisor from CBS who will supervise the academic activities and deliverables
  • The student/startup must establish a plan for the internship which specifies the purpose and goals of the internship


NB! Details concerning exam form, supervisor hours available and requirements concerning the academic exam report may differ across study programs.

How to apply


  • Apply via CBS (either via an elective course code CSE Entrepreneurship Programme or as a regular internship through your study programme)
  • Email Sophie Bech to make sure that CSE knows that you are up for this opportunity at


The 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.

For more information contact CSE: Sophie Bech |



This opportunity is backed by the European Social Fund


What does it entail to do an internship in a startup?

Aside from doing the work within the startup these things are part of doing the internship in a CSE startup.

Business development sessions 2019

CSE will facilitate business development group sessions. This will be a great place to share insights within the
entrepreneurial field, where you are at in your startup and learn from experienced startups and share your knowledge.

Work load

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 own startup company).

Demonstrate progress

The student must maintain an ongoing reflection paper (agenda summary or logbook) that must contain weekly
considerations of goals,challenges, action plans and progress. Can be used in the exam report as appendix.


The CSE staff will reach out to the CSE mentor corps network to match the student with an industry mentor if possible.

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.

Final exam and deadlines

Details concerning exam form, CBS academic supervisor hours and requirements concerning the academic exam report will
differ across study programs. It is the students’ responsibility to know the specific requirements for their own study, including
hand-in deadlines,re-exam deadlines and process in case of illness.
Typically, the academic deliverable will be in the form of a 20-30 pages exam assignment integrating both theoretical components and a practical application linked to the internship.

CBS academic supervisor

The student must find an academic supervisor from CBS and organize meetings with him/her during the internship period.

Dates are preliminary and may be subject to change.


We wanted to work full time on our business and also it was a great opportunity to try and work with some of the things we have learned about project management and put it into the real life of our startup

Rasmus & Andreas

Founders of ØNSK. Studying HA/Project Management
A lot of the courses that you had in your CBS semesters, like accounting, you don’t truly know what it is until you’ve actually done it yourself. From reading bylaws to founding your company,” doing your first bookkeeping - it is something way different doing it yourself and trying it out

Matthew and Marc

Founders of GameBettor. Studying MSc E-business
I saw it as a good opportunity and a fine balance between my studies and also my business. Because you are not only working on your business you also have to write an academic report
and that way create a link between your studies and your startup. And that makes you reflect ” and think in a different way than you would have done just spending your time on your business


Co-founder of Novaheim. Studying MSc Management of Creative Business Processes

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