Internship

The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture encourages its students to carry out a practical internship during their studies. This internship can also count for credits in your curriculum, depending on the content, the length of the internship and the offer in the study programme.

Infosession internship for students in academic year 2023-2024

Do you want more information or do you have specific questions about internship? Join us at the infosession (in English) on Thursday 15th December at 5 pm (location: Auditorium P, Campus Boekentoren, Jozef Plateaustraat 22, Gent - no registration necessary).
You will receive general information about the rules and the procedure for internship, followed by a Q&A.

Internship regulations

Depending on the elective courses offered in the study programme, an internship can be included in the curriculum as Industry internship or as Research internship, for 3 or 6 ECTS. They must always comply with the internship regulations.

How do I find an internship?

There is no strict procedure to find an internship, nor is there a single list with internship positions to choose from. Some options to find an internship:

  • For Engineering programmes, ‘VTK’ publishes internship positions on its website. Possible internships can also be found at their annual Internship(- and Job)fair.
  • For Engineering Technology, Hermes organizes each year a Job & Internship Event. More information can be found on their Recruitmentsite.
  • Also check the websites of the other student associations - they may also publish an internship offer.
  • IAESTE, a global organization which enables students in scientific and technical studies to perform an internship abroad, coordinates internships abroad.
  • Some master programmes organize internal industry-related events where opportunities for internships are announced.
  • The MSc in Information Engineering Technology has its own website for internships within the study programme.
  • You can contact companies yourself, or activate your network !
  • Most of your professors have excellent relations with different companies and are undoubtedly willing to help you find an exciting internship.

Procedure

The procedure which you must follow to register your internship depends on the type of internship:

Useful links

Contact

Regular internships: stages.ea@ugent.be

IAESTE-internships: belgium@iaeste.org