Globalisation and Sustainable Development
Students on the MSc in Globalisation will have the opportunity to work abroad (outside Norway) in the third semester of the programme. International students may undertake their internship in Norway.
The internship`s could be within private corporations, NGOs, campaigning groups and multilateral organisations.
This Master's programme is designed to provide its students with the requisite knowledge and transferable skills to pursue careers in the private corporate or governmental sectors, with international non-governmental organisations or with campaigning groups. By the end you will gain relevant work experience which would give you an important foothold into the global job market.
Internship projects 2015
Shared grammar, different interpretations: global communication by means of “Stikkmenn”.
Hydropower development Ghana.
Hydropower in Brazil: development og challenges.
Maichew Particle Board Manufacturing, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Assessing the nature, causes and effects of land resource use conflicts between the owners of land and the Maichew Particle Board Manufacturing P.L.C.
Transparency International Ireland
Assessing Ireland’s performance through the NIS. An analysis of Transparency International Ireland`s “national integrity system`s” study: Assessing Ireland’s performance since 2012.
Gender balance on Corporate Boards: Comparing and methods and discourses from public and private sectors in Norway and the EU.
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Environment, Displacement and Gender.
Ghana Center for Democratic Development, Accra
Ethnicity, elections and democratic development in Ghana.
The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global and UNICEF Norway. An analysis of the responsible investment of the Fund and possibilities for cooperation.
Spanda Foundation, Hague
The disregard for minority rights in Brazil – the struggle for the right of health of local indigenous people.
The Saratoga Foundation for Women Worldwide, online
Women’s situation in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen following the Arab Spring.
Department of Geography, NTNU Trondheim
The Nordic Geography Doctoral Network Homepage Initiating an Active, Interactive and Sustainable Network for Doctoral Studies in Geography.
Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Addis Ababa
The livelihood challenges and strategies of urban people with disabilities in Ethiopia.
Climate finance for mitigation. Recommendations for the EUs Innovation Fund design to effectively enable CCS deployment.
Eminence Social Entrepreneurs, Addis Ababa
The role of private media in attaining social responsibility in Ethiopia. A focus on Fortune and Fana Broadcasting Corporation.
Global Justice Now, London
Neoliberalism, investor protection and environmental regulation. Exploring the use of investor protection mechanisms in NAFTA, it`s implications and effects and lessons to be learned on TTIP.
Internship projects 2014
Elkem Chartering /Preco (co-host), Singapore
- CSR in technology-based development: Managing the LAMTIB Implementation in Southeast Asia
- The LAMTIB initiative`s influence on development
Sør-Trøndelag County Authority
- A policy review of the small communities of Sør Trøndelag
- Surveying district municipalities, the “Kysten er Klar” project and the municipality of Hemne; Process, progress, project evaluation and possibilities
The European Network of National Civil Society Associations, Brussels
- Why has International Dalit Solidarity Network not been awarded consultative status despite meeting the United Nations criteria`s?
- The EU and civil society: The democratic deficit and power in the European Union
- Spatial configuration and social interaction patterns within office environments
Centurion University of Technology and Management, Department of Management, India
- A study of Gram Tarang in Odisha: Training and Placement of Young woman. How women’s independence and empowerment can be a consequence of today’s globalization and modernization
Refugees International Japan
- Protracted Refugee Settlements (PRS)
NTNU, Department of Geography, Trondheim
- Is It Possible For Nordic Countries to Collaborate on the Doctoral Education in Geography?
GKHygen Energi, Trondheim
- Entrance strategies of Mid-Norway petroleum service companies to the United States
Norwegian Environment Agency, Trondheim
- The Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2014: Analysis of countries and sectors of participants
Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva
- The credibility of the EGA-initiative: Exploring the main challenges to the credibility of the EGA, and ways to counter them
Oromiya Agricultural Output Market Enterprise, Ethiopia
- Bulk Sellers, quality oriented governmental and NGOs assessment for implementation of quality grading of grain products at the Oromia Agricultural Output Marketing Enterprise, Burayu, Ethiopia
Internship projects 2013
Oromiya Agricultural Output Market Enterprise, Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
• Change and Continuity of Oromiya Agricultural Output Market Enterprise, Ethiopia.
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, USA (Washington DC)
• Innovation through globalisation: Promoting North Korean human rights - A report on the U.s. Committee for human rights in north korea (HRNK)
The United Council on Trade and Development, Switzerland (Gèneva)
• Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Conceptual and Financial Considerations for Development after 2015
• The emergence of Russian state-owned transnational corporations (SO-TNCs) and their key features
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations, United Kingdom (Edinburgh)
• Public Service Reform (PSR) in Scotland and within the wider context of global challenges - Democratic reform, Community Empowerment and risk-averse attitudes
Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk, Russia
• Norwegian business in Russia - what characterizes companies that succeed?
• Doing Business in Ghana: Examining the Business Climate and its Effects on Local Enterprise Development in Accra and Sampa
• Productivity – Its Enablers and Disablers in the Modern Workplace
SpareBank 1 Midt-Norge
• Strategies of corporate social responsibility and stakeholder influence in SpareBank 1 SMN
The European Network of National Civil Society Associations, Brussels
• Running a Network from Afa. A study on communication within the European Network of National Civil Society Associations
Innovation Norway New Delhi, India
• CSR in India. A study of Norwegian companies' experiences
ELKEM Chartering, Singapore
• Indonesia: Energy politics - Challenges in the domestic LNG market
Centre for Rural Research, Trondheim
• Land rights challenges faced by women: Southern Africa Review.
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (Pathumthani)
• Empowerment - A literature review
Oakland Institute, USA
• FROM FILES TO FIELDS - An analysis of Norwegian agricultural development policy's foundation, rhetorics and intentions, and its meeting with the real world.
Permanent mission of Norway in Geneva; Switzerland
• An analysis of the WTO's effort to protect and preserve the environment
Innovation Norway New Delhi
- CSR in India. A study of Norwegian companies`experiences.
Internship projects 2012
Innovation Norway India, New Delhi
- How can different understandings of CSR be seen in light of societal, political, economic, and cultural conditions?
Centre for Rural Research, Trondheim
- Food Security in the Mauritian Case: An Analysis of Land Grabbing in Madagascar and Mozambique
- Impact of Economic Policies and Financial Institutions on Agricultural Production in Pakistan
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations (SCVO), Edinburgh
- How can Scotland`s civil society contribute to the debates about the global economy?
The European Network of National Civil Society Associations (ENNA), Brussels
- The European Network of National Civil Society Associations: Vocational training and Civil Society
Frivillighet Norge - Association of NGOs in Norway, Oslo
- A comparative Study of Umbrella Organizations for the Voluntary Sector in Norway and Scotland
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Washington DC
- It's the Thought That Counts: North Korea`s Glocalization of the Celebrity Couple and the Mediated Politics of Reform
GKHYGEN ENERGI, Trondheim
- Internationalization of petroleum cluster in Mid-Norway to Brazil and the USA
Internship projects 2011
Aker Solutions, Norway
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organizations, UK
The Norwegian Ministry of Education, Norway
Amnesty International, Norway
European Network of National Associations, Belgium
Internship projects 2010
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Switzerland: Drivers and Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Renewable Energy Projects.
Elkem, China: Human Resource Management in China: Elkem International Trade Co., Ltd (Shanghai) – Evaluating and Enhancing Elkem's Employer Brand on the Chinese Work Market
Studio Apertura, Norway:Political Risk and Petroleum Mega Projects
Telenor Research & Innovation Centre Asia Pacific, Malaysia: Multinational Corporations and the Local Challenge of Corporate Environmental Responsibility: A Case Study of Telenor Group's Environmental Positioning in Malaysia and Bangladesh
Trondheim Kommune, Norway: (3 projects) Communication between Trondheim Kommune and International Students; Health Service Delivery to International Students; International Students as a Resource for Business Development
Elkem,Singapore: Sustainablecharcoal production
Sentio, Norway:(2 projects) Explaining Trends in Norwegian Attitudes to EU Membership (2000 to 2010): Is the Traditional Cleavage Model Still Relevant?; Trends in Norwegian Attitudes toward European Union
Save the Children, Nepal: What is chhaupadi, and how can Save the Children improve its work to change the practice?
Internship projects 2009
Laerdal Medical AS, China: Laerdal Medical Suzhou: Investigating Issues of HRM and Employee Turnover among Local and MigrantProduction Workers.
Leaerdal Medical AS, China: The diverging business practices of Western supplier strategy and guanxi? - A close look at the supplier relationships in China.
Norwegian Development Fund, Ethiopia: Irrigated farming in pastoral communities: A critical investigation of the relational impacts of small-scale irrigation developments in a pastoral community in Afar.
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo: Central American Economic Groups and Regional Integration.
StatoilHydro, Tronheim: Cultural Tools for Global Teams.
The Norwegian Ministry of Education, Oslo: Higher Education Governance and Funding Insights from Africa and Europe.
Trondheim kommune, Trondheim: Trondheim's International Attractiveness (3 projects: Business, Communication, Student City)
United Nations Office for Project Services - Norway India Partnership Initiative, India: M-government and NIPI: Exploring Opportunities.
Internship projects 2008
Save the Children, Nepal: Nepalese Parents' Perspectives on Child Labour in a Globalized World: A Study of one Urban and one Rural Area.
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand: Mobility and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Mekong Region
Hydro, China: Hydro Aluminium in Suzhou, Human Resource Management and Labour Flows in the Suzhou Industrial Park
Elkem, China: An Analysis of the Relationship between MNCs and Host Country Environmental Innovation: a Regional Approach from China
Elkem, China: Fostering Green Innovation: A Study of the Chinese National Innovation System and of how Green Innovation is Developed
Telenor (Grameen Phone), Bangladesh: Grameenphone's Goals with respect to Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes and Social Business Initiatives
Hydro Alumínio Acro, Brazil: Corporate Social Responsibility: Hydro Alumínio Acro: Identifying Shared Value
StatoilHydro, Norway: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – A Comparative Study across Europe and the USA.
UNCTAD, Switzerland: TNCs in the Agriculture and Food Sector and Food Security: Are TNCs Alleviating or Worsening the Food Crisis?
DNV, Finland: Cultural Keys to Russia
SINTEF, Norway: The Norwegian Model of Industrial Relations (The Norman Research Projec): Relevance and Applicability to Less Developed Economies such as Ghana.
Aqualyng, Norway: Doing Business in India: Cultural Aspects of Business Development in the context of a Norwegian Firm
The internship should:
- Develop and build the personal, academic and professional capacities of the students by allowing them to research and manage an individual work project within a global company or or multilateral organization or international campaigning group.
- Contribute an interdisciplinary perspective and be relevant to the needs and requirements of the company/institution.
- Lead to the production of a written report (35-40 pages), which relates to the taught element of the programme and which fulfils the academic requirements of a Master's level programme. The internship will be undertaken under the supervision of an academic supervisor at NTNU and an internship manager.
You will be able to apply academic knowledge to a "real work" setting and gain practical experience of the day to day workings of a global corporation or institution. This internship will give you the opportunity to develop and build your academic and professional capacities in relation to practical applications of knowledge gained through the programme's taught course.
In the first semester, you will be given information on how to apply for different internships. You will compile a CV to be sent to the companies/institutions of your own choice. In the second semester, you will receive information about the specific internship project possibilities and will finalise arrangements with the relevant company/institution. You will be matched with an NTNU supervisor and a internship supervisor, both of whom will follow your progress.
The experience of working within a highly regarded global organization or corporation will be an important asset to your CV. But in addition to this, the experience of living abroad, handling new situations and adapting quickly to a demanding and exciting work environment, will bring you invaluable benefits. And last, but not least, you will enjoy the opportunity of living in an interesting new location.