Course code BINT304

BINT304 Internship Urban Agriculture

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Course responsible: Trine Hvoslef-Eide
Teachers: Aasmund Bunkholt
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, January block, Spring parallel, and June block in agreement with the course responsible.
Course frequency: Annually, in all teaching periods.
First time: Study year 2021-2022
Preferential right:
Course contents:

An internship offers you as a student a unique opportunity to gain work experience in a company related to Urban Agriculture. 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 relevant supervisor at NMBU and a company where you want to do your internship (contact for questions)
  • 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.

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 BIOVIT. When the contract is approved, the study coordinator will register the student for the course. Please contact if you have any questions.

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. 

Read more about internship and find the form for contract here:

Learning outcome:
The goal is to strengthen the students practical experiences within Urban Agriculture, 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.
Learning activities:

The learning activities will take place in collaboration with the company, the supervisor(s), the project description, the reflection report and the presentation of the report.     

Practical work in a company or in public sectorSearch, read and use relevant literature    Reflection Report    Presentation of the report
Teaching support:
Canvas, guidance from your supervisor in Urban Agriculture, and a mentor in the company
The curriculum consist of  relevant self selected literature approved by your supervisor. The literature must consist of relevant theory and methods connected to the work in the company.
Admitted to the Masters program in Urban Agriculture
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Project description, standard agreement, participation in the practical work within the host company, reflection report and presentation.
Reflection report and presentation counts 100%
Nominal workload:

The course can be 5, 10 or 15 ECTS

5 ECTS = 125 hours

10 ECTS = 250 hours 

15 ECTS = 375 hours

where 2/3 of the time should be in the company and 1/3 of the time should be work on the reflection report (including required readings) and presentation.

Entrance requirements:
Master students in Urban Agriculture

The size (number of credits) in the internship will be adjusted according to the scope of the internship.

Students needs to find a relevant company themselves, and may contact with questions, or with proposed internship.

The examiner will be involved in the revision and approval of the internship
Examination details: Term paper: Passed / Not Passed