cse internships

with ects

Fall 2022

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Take a startup internship with ECTS

  • Earn ECTS through developing a report based on your entrepreneurial experience.
  • Do you wish to get hands-on experience working in a startup – including your own?
  • Do you want to combine your entrepreneurship experience with your academic studies, developing your analytical AND practical skills?
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When can I do an internship in a startup with ECTS?

  • 5th semester on the bachelor’s degree.
  • 3rd semester on the master’s degree.
  • NB! On some study lines, internships are possible in the Spring/2nd semester on the master’s eg. E-business.
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Who can do an internship in a startup?

  • If you are a CBS bachelor or master student you may be eligible for CSE to be your internship workplace.
  • Interns must register their intention to undertake an internship within CSE, and nominate a current or new startup project which they will work within.
  • The ECTS credit transfer is a collaboration between CBS and CSE, where CSE is your workplace and CBS provides academic and examination responsibilities.
  • If you are enrolled in a different university please check with your university if this is possible for you.
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How to Apply



Register here with CSE in the Incubation set-up. In order to take a CSE internship you as a ‘founder’ must be registered in our proof program. You will be provided confirmation and invited to kick-off to the CSE community.


Register your internship with CSE. Let CSE know your plan to take an internship with your own or someone else’s startup. We will send a workplace internship contract for you to sign.



Find your CSE internship elective course code in the course catalog. (Usually, this can be done by searching ‘cse startup’)


Check your eligibility by making sure your CSE internship elective is on the ‘positive list’ of your study lines electives. This is found via myCBS.dk


Register for your CSE internship elective course during the CBS registration deadline. This is found via myCBS.dk


Identify and find a supervisor based on the topic you would like to focus your internship on. We recommend checking 'find a CBS expert'


Notify CBS and CSE of your supervisor

NB! This is not a structured teaching-based course. This opportunity for an internship requires you to be ready to work independently and be able to structure your own time. You will grow your entrepreneurial skills as well as your project management competencies.


CBS will be your academic anchor. CSE will support you on the business side.

  • CSE will notify you of key dates for onboarding, meetings and workplace deliverables
  • Engage with your supervisor at CBS and commence supervision meetings and report writing


Enrollment dates will differ based on students’ study boards.

Official KICK OFF: Monday 5th September from 2-4 pm. Meet your fellow peers in other startups. Walk through of the offerings at CSE you can tap into during the internship. Get tips and tricks for the academic deliverable and academic internship report. The internship graduation takes place on Wednesday 7 December.

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what does an internship in a startup entail?

As CSE is your internship workplace, there are several tasks you must undertake with CBS for the academic components of your internship.

kick-off & graduation events

Official KICK OFF: Monday 6th September from 2-4 pm Meet your fellow peers in other startups. Walk through of the offerings at CSE you can tap into during the internship. Get tips and tricks for the academic deliverable and academic internship report. The internship concludes on Wednesday 8 December.

Participate in Business Development Sessions

By far the most popular and highest value about doing an internship in a startup at CSE. The sessions are focused on peer-to-peer learning and experiences with other interns & startups at CSE. Sharing of stories – mostly of current challenges you are facing or that you or your peers need help to solve. All sessions are facilitated by CSE staff and provide a means to reflect & learn, developing your skills & network, and support your personal and startup growth.

Find & Meet with your CBS Academic Supervisor

As per all CBS internships, students must find an academic supervisor from CBS and organize meetings with the supervisor during the internship period. To search for a relevant supervisor try EXPERTS@CBS or reach out to a favorite and relevant professor at CBS.

Final exam

Use mycbs.dk regarding your internship rules and regulations as details concerning exam format, 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 processes in case of illness.

Typically, the academic deliverable will be in the form of an exam report/paper integrating both theoretical components and practical applications linked to the internship.


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

Students participating in the internship have the opportunity to be part of the overall CSE community and general CSE offerings which includes:

Possibility for external mentoring

Pending on your need for specialized knowledge, CSE staff will reach out to our CSE mentors.

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, online community, accounting counseling, kitchen, printing area.

Workshop & events

CSE hosts various workshops & events that are designed to boost & support your innovation and entrepreneurial skills while meeting others from CBS and more broadly students from other Danish universities that you can take advantage of.