RFEL3083 - Sustainable management: Internship


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 50/100
Oral examination 50/100 1 hours F

Course content

In this course students admitted to the master program in Natural Resources Management will obtain real world experience by undertaking an internship in an institution (governmental-, non-governmental institutions or private enterprises) involved in management of nature and natural resources. The internship focuses on how best practices can be implemented in order to reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The student will be integrated in an established institution and work together with professionals responsible for finding the good and practical solutions for sustainable societal and economic development within environmental boundaries.

Learning outcome

Knowledge and competence

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate practical experience within sustainable management of natural resources.
  • apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world working situation (science for management impact).
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge within the focus area of the project and the societal role of the institution.
  • can apply knowledge and skills which can contribute to solve current challenges within the field of sustainable development.

General competence:

After completing the course, the student will:

  • have an increased awareness on own competence and academic identity
  • be able to collaborate and communicate with professionals
  • be more prepared for the working-career.

Learning methods and activities

The student must be present at the host institution for 15 days (120 hrs). The internship will be individually adapted into the students course program in the 3rd semester.

The student will work on a predefined project during the internship which has to be approved by course coordinator/academic supervisor, contact person at host institution and student. The internship contract needs to be signed by all partners.

Further on evaluation

The evaluation of the course will be based on:

  • A written project report. The length of the report should be 10 standard pages (single line space, without references) with academic standard as expected at the Master level.
  • Oral presentation of the project and oral examination

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes. For more information:

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Natural Resources Management (MSNARM)

Required previous knowledge

Admitted participant in the Master of Science in Natural Resources Management (MSNARM) program. The student must have participated in RFEL3081 and GEOG3030. The student must have a responsible contact person at the host institution as well as an academic supervisor at either Dept of Biology or Dept. of Geography. The admitted number of students to the course will be limited and there will be an individual application process. Contact Gine Skjærvø for further information.

Course materials

To be announced.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2023-06-01

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Geography
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 F
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 F
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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