The goal for the internship is for you to gain real world experience, something that cannot be taught in universities. In general the internship is a 15 EC project, 3 months full-time equivalent, that you complete in your second year. We provide a guideline on how to properly set up your thesis:
- Check the studyguide on relevant information on the internshipproject. The internship is structured as a 15 EC course that you pass (V) or fail (O). As you can see, there is an alternative to the internship called JIP (Joint Interdisciplinary Project)
- Find a company that you want to do your intership at, or find an internship that you would like to do. A good place to find companies is DDB, or check our partners to see if they have open positions.
- Note that while a company may require you to sign an NDA or any other contract, the TU Delft wil not sign any contract of any form. The only form that will be signed by the university is the internship application form.
- Once you have found your internship you have to find a supervisor. You have probably got one in mind already from the courses that you have done. If not, feel free to ask the board for advice. Usually professors are keen to help out (since it’s also part of their job).
- Now that you have a topic and a supervisor you can officially apply for your internship. Fill out this form and sent it to Brian Tighe (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is the Master’s Coordinator for EFPT. Once he has replied with his signature you can ask your supervisor from the university and the company to sign the form too. You then have to sent the fully signed form again to Brian Tighe (such that he has a fully signed document too) and ask him to forward it again to your supervisor.
- You are set!
- First ask your potential supervisor if he/she thinks your project is on the right level and mention your supervisor’s name and agreement in your email to Brian Tighe with your application. In this way you take away any uncertainty about the level of the project.
- You TU Delft supervisor doesn’t do too much in the process. Actually, they shouldn’t be doing anything. The goal of the internship is for you to gain experience, you can only do so by collaborating with the supervisor from your company, not from the TU. The TU Delft supervisors are there to check the level of your project, and that you’re not solely bringing coffee and tea to company employees.