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Internship Aquaculture



Course format On-site
Date 2020-09-15 - 2021-06-25

Course contents:

An internship offers you as a student a unique opportunity to gain work experience in a company related to plant sciences. You can try out theories and methods in practice, and at the same time contribute extra resources and research based knowledge directly from your study. This way, your internship will represent a mutually useful work relationship, full of learning opportunities for both parties.

To be able to enroll in the course the student must:

  • find a supervisor at IHA with reflections on field of study and type of company you want to do your internship
  • fill in internship agreements which includes a project description. The content is agreed upon by supervisor, student and employer, and you are to describe and define the content in a project description.
  • make a suggestion for relevant literature related to the internship.

In addition, each student need to fill out a contract between student, company and NMBU. This contract is done together with your supervisor at the department. The department needs to approve this contract before the student can register for the course. Students submit the contract to the study coordinator at IPV. When the contact is approved, the study coordinator will register the student for the course.

All students must write a reflection report. The report must be submitted by the end of the internship. The reflection report should show ability to reflect, based on learning in practice in close relationship with required and self-chosen literature. 


Relevant background in aquaculture. At least third year Bachelor student, or equivalent

Learning outcomes

The goal is to strengthen the students practical experiences in animal sciences, and their ability to relate this to theory and methodology in the field. Through the work practice, you should be able to demonstrate cooperation, understanding and practical benefit of the daily operations in the company you work in. You will also, through the reflection report and presentation, identify relevant literature, analyze and describe the practical work. You should be able to work independently in the company and participate as a team member. You should also show ability for reflection and practice-based learning.


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