Each student in the MSc International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) programme will conduct an internship in an organization such as an international governmental or non-governmental organization, a think tank or another institute working in the domain of international relations, international organisation or diplomacy. In the internship research paper, students explore activities of the organisation on the basis of academic work.
The internship aims to familiarize students with the work of an international organisation, think tank, governmental or non-governmental organization that is conducting activities in the domain of international relations or diplomacy. With the internship research paper, students reflect on, and evaluate, relevant developments related to the organisation in which they conduct their internship.
Mode of instruction
Students actively engage with the work of an organization by conducting an internship. In the course of the internship, students write an internship research paper between 3500 and 4500 words in length.
The internship research paper (5 EC) is graded based on standard academic practice.
Relevant information on the internship research paper is available on the MIRD internship Blackboard site.
Students will read literature related to the work of the organization in which they conduct their internship.
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