AI522420 - Innovation internship


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

In this course, the internship will take place through working with an innovation project in an organization. The purpose of the course is for students to apply knowledge that they have acquired in earlier semester. Through authentic challenges, reflection and guidance, the students will acquire an understanding of methods, problems to be addressed, processes and tools in working life relevant to the field of study. In the seminars, opportunities, processes and implications of innovation in organizations will be a main topic.

Learning outcome


  • The student has knowledge about practical problems in the specialized field one is working within.
  • The student has knowledge about the relation between different courses in the study program and how theory is applied in practice.
  • The student has knowledge about different innovation processes in an organization.
  • The student has knowledge about the expectations, needs and demands of employees in working life.


  • The student must be able to apply theoretical knowledge from the study program in authentic working situations and see the connection between theory and practice.
  • The student must master tools, techniques and terminology in the field of the internship.
  • The student must be able to identity and describe opportunities, processes and implications of innovation in the internship organization both in a theoretical and practical perspective.


  • Ability to reflect upon one’s own development as an employee.
  • Be able to communicate verbally and written, as well as cooperate with partners within and outside the organization.
  • Ability to plan and solve tasks within the field of internship independently.
  • Have insight into innovation processes in organization, the implementation of innovation projects and which opportunities these create.

Learning methods and activities

The main activity in the course is an innovation internship in an organization that is relevant for the study program. The student is expected to work in total 240 hours in the organization.

In addition, there will be two mandatory seminars together with students in other internships, digital guidance and written hand-ins. The student is expected to work on such activities for 160 hours. This is in addition to the internship hours spent in the organization.

Compulsory assignments

  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 2

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment. The elements of the portfolio will be specified at the beginning of the semester. There will be no resit exam in this course. All elements of the portfolio must be retaken on the next ordinary exam.

Required previous knowledge

The same as for the study program. The admission is restricted. Students will apply for admission and be accepted through a hiring process.

Course materials

Collected articles will be presented at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Fourth-year courses, level IV


Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business


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