SARB3011 - International internship


New from the academic year 2024/2025

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

The internship will provide students with insights into how social work is performed in different international contexts abroad. It will also provide students with the opportunity to use the qualifications acquired through their study programme in practical contexts. The experience from the internship will increase the student`s awareness of their own competence, contribute to the student`s academic development and constitute work experience that will be valued and useful in a professional career.

During the internship, the students will undertake an independent assignment that will end in an individual report. The individual assignment has to fulfil the academic requirements of a master's level programme and be informed by relevant theories, topics and concepts connected to the programme. The following are examples of the areas of research covered by the programme, and which the internship project could relate to: Social work in International Contexts, Social Change, Inclusion/Exclusion, Mobility and Cultural Knowledge, Cross-Cultural Management, Understandings and Transfer of Knowledge.

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • have obtained in-depth knowledge of how an organization works in practice with social work and service provision in an international context.


  • can conduct an independent project where they apply the academic knowledge they have acquired in social work related to concrete challenges.

General competence:

  • have practical work experience and competence in developing networks, writing reports, and engaging in analysis that connects theory and practice.

Learning methods and activities

The students will have individual supervision from both NTNU and the company/organization. Students can establish contact with companies/organisations on their own. NTNU assists in establishing contact at the start of the course if the student has not established this on his own.

Students who are going to complete the course must apply for travel support and scholarships within the normal deadlines of 1st of February for the autumn semester, and 12th of September for the spring semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Internship during foreign visit

Further on evaluation

The examination in this course will be an individual assignment related to the internship/work project. The assignment is worth 100% of the final grade. The assignment amounts to 15 credits and should be close to 5000 words (+-10%). The assignment will be graded passed/failed by the NTNU supervisor.

The compulsory activity in the course is a stay abroad in connection with the internship.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Disability and Society (MFUNKSAM)
Social work (MSARB)

Required previous knowledge

The course has admission right requirements, which means that the course is reserved for students who have been admitted to study Master's degree in Disability and Society and Master's degree in Social Work at NTNU.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG3011 15.0 AUTUMN 2024
SARB3012 15.0 AUTUMN 2024
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
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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