Internships provide students with the real-life professional learning experience of integrating an organization’s culture and processes. The main objective is to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional, multi-cultural experience. They must therefore be at the level of a graduate recruit in order to provide valuable business experience.
Internships can take place at a CEMS Corporate Partner, although not on a compulsory basis. They can also take place at a non-profit organization such as in a humanitarian mission, provided responsibility levels correspond. Entrepreneurial internships (staring up your own business) may be accepted with permission of the home Academic Director, and as long as the CEMS requirements are met and supervision / tutoring is provided during the internship.