What is an internship exactly?
The internship opportunity with the CBS MBA programme gives participants a chance to gain experience in a role they’re interested in, apply the skills they’ve acquired during their studies, and get acquainted with the Danish job market.
As Careers and Alumni Manager Maria says, “The internships run from 1st May to mid-August and have an academic angle in that they encompass the strategy project, which is based on solving a multi-disciplinary strategic issue for the company. You will be examined on this as part of the programme.”
“Of course, you will also be working at the company,” Maria continues, “Embedded into a team and spending on average 25 hours a week. You really do become part of the company, but the reason why we recommend a maximum of 25 hours is because you will also have some weeks of commitment to your studies at CBS.
What opportunities are available?
There’s a varied selection when it comes to the types of industries on offer. As Maria elaborates, “Students really do end up in a very diverse group of companies. We have everything from our major corporations in Denmark such as energy and renewables companies, to Maersk the internationally-renowned shipping company, vibrant SMEs and exciting businesses in the start-up space.”
How does it work?
Through the CBS network and Career Services team, finding a rewarding internship opportunity is possible. As Maria says, “There’s a really high interest from our alumni network and wider stakeholders to provide internship opportunities to current MBA participants. For example, our most recent class, which have now graduated, had more projects available to them than there were students!”