why an internship?

The master track Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety (PCRS) offers master students the opportunity to do an internship. Internships give master students the opportunity to explore an organisation within the field of conflict, risk and safety and to gain relevant work experience at the same time.

The assignment is usually developed in close collaboration with the partner from practice and may vary from writing a literature review or advisory report to designing or testing a training or an assessment tool. There is also the possibility to combine your internship with the empirical research for your individual master thesis project.

acquiring an internship

How do you acquire an internship? The best way is to arrange an assignment yourself or to seek an organization for an internship in collaboration with a supervisor from PCRS. Keep in mind that the assignment needs to contain a psychological component within the field of conflict, risk and safety. In addition, important external organisations / partners that we work with sometimes offer possibilities for an internship, see external internships below. For students who wish to explore working in the field of scientific research, we have internal internships available as well occasionally. This involves working on a concrete assignment in an ongoing research project at our department.

Other criteria (see manual for complete overview of criteria):

  • The duration of the internship is normally 10 weeks, 3 or 4 days a week.
  • For the internship you are required to work independently.
  • You need to spend approximately 80% of your time on the assignment, 20% can be spend on additional tasks.
  • You can receive a monetary compensation for the internship, but this is not mandatory.

further information

If you would like to do an internship, please contact dr. Sven Zebel (s.zebel@utwente.nl) to discuss the different possibilities.