Course regulations HMAN4230 Internship
The program is conducted in English, but the internships are by and large established in Norwegian institutions. The course regulations are therefore also written in Norwegian.
§ 1 Purpose of the course
- To act as an educational arena for the student
- To be beneficial for the internship institution, henceforth called the institution
§ 2 Costs
- The student does not receive salary for the internship.
- Travel expenses and similar expenses must be covered by the student.
§ 3 Contact persons
- The primary contact person for the students and the institutions at the Department of Health Management and Health Economics is the teacher in charge of the course, henceforth called the teacher.
- The institution chooses one contact person among its staff. This person, henceforth called the contact person, is responsible for the connection between the institution and the student. The contact person is also responsible for providing the student with relevant tasks.
- The contact person should have a professionally relevant background and be conversant with the English language.
§ 4 Course responsibilities and implementation
- The student and the institution together formulate a statement of the purpose of the internship, and of the tasks the student is to carry out.
§ 5 The institution’s relations to the student
- The institution and the student sign an affidavit of confidentiality, similar to the one signed by an employer and an employee.
- Institutions that accept English-speaking students have the responsibility to ensure that the student is properly included in the institution in form of tasks and contact person.
- The institution must aim at providing the student with an appropriate working space within the institution. This includes access to the institution’s offices beyond meetings or interviews.
- The student shall not fill a permanent position, replace an employee on leave of absence, reported sick or similar.
- During the internship the students are considered as employees with regard to the regulations of the Working Environment Act (Arbeidsmiljøloven). Thus, the institution is responsible for the student in the same way as it is for its employees under the Working Environment Act.
- The institution may not employ the student before the student has finished his/her master’s degree. This is to ensure the student’s (legal) competence during the internship and equal treatment of all students in the labour market.
- If the student is absent for more than 6 days from the institution during the internship, it will be extended to make up for the absence.
§ 6 Placement of students and types of internships
- The institutions offering internships are responsible for selecting the student(s).
- Internships at institutions that have made specific requirements are only open to students fulfilling these requirements.
- The institutions may demand an interview of the student to ensure that the student fulfils the requirements.
§ 7 Breach of the regulations of the internships and disagreements regarding the understanding of the regulations of the internship
- In cases of disagreement regarding the internship regulations or the student’s fulfilment of his or her obligations, the institution, the student and the Department of Health Management and Health Economics are obliged to try to find a reasonable way to settle the disagreement.