Our internship partners are required to provide meaningful and project-based assignments to interns. Each student must have an assigned internship supervisor at the work site. The supervisor is required to evaluate the student’s performance during the internship. An evaluation form will be provided by Vesalius College for this purpose. Upon completion, this evaluation will count towards the intern’s final grade. To ensure a successful collaboration, Vesalius College’s Internships Officer will contact the internship partner during the semester. A professor, assigned as Internship Advisor (often from the student’s major) will also contact the internship partner to discuss the intern’s progress.
Students who wish to apply for an internship can send their CV and cover letters to the Internships & Careers Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. After pre-screening, the Internships Officer sends student’s applications to the internship partners. The internship partner reviews the applications and notifies the Internships Officer of the students they wish to interview. The Officer schedules the interviews, which take place one week before the internship starts. The internship partner then notifies the Internships Officer of its decision to accept or reject each of the candidates interviewed. Candidates are notified by the Internships Officer, who will issue the internship contract and other documents to both interns and partners.
Student’s Time Commitment
Students must work a minimum of 150 hours per semester. During the fall and spring semesters, students typically work 13–15 hours, or 2 days, per week. During the summer semester, students will work 3 or 4 days per week for 5 or 6 weeks. Work schedules are arranged directly between the internship partner and the student.
Internships are unpaid. Students may not receive any financial remuneration, but, instead will receive Vesalius College academic credit for the internship.
Students are covered by Vesalius College’s insurance policy, as long as the internship takes place in Belgium.