Internships and thesis placements are crucial parts of the Master School programmes that further strengthen the Knowledge Triangle integration. We are dependent on a steady flow from partners and potential partners of two kinds of opportunities for master students: firstly, one-month internships, and secondly, master thesis topics including a two-month placement. This is known to be challenging both regarding reaching enough opportunities as well as securing they right types of opportunities.
Organizations offering, or potentially offering internships and thesis placements need to see enough value offering them, and the effort required to offer and manage these need to be quite limited. With a higher perceived value we should be able to get both better and more internships and thesis placements to offer. This will then both benefit the organizations offering the internships and thesis placements as well as the attractiveness of the Master programmes.
Do you agree with the statements above? How significant is this issue and what is the reason for that online is not meeting the needs?
We should here focus on trying to understand the nature of the problem, so please try to avoid to discussing concrete solutions, even if it is difficult. Potential solutions will be discussed in the next step of the process.