Course code REIS220

REIS220 Internship at the Master Program in Nature-Based Tourism

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Course responsible: Øystein Aas
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum 10 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2018-2019
Preferential right:
The course is reserved M-REIS students in their second academic year
Course contents:

The aim of the internship is to develop work-related skills within the context of the nature-based tourism sector (private company, NGO or public institution). The internship should provide in-depth knowledge of the host organization in order for the student to analyze and understand opportunities and challenges associated with the management of the operations. A main outcome of the internship is to develop integrated knowledge based on practical and theoretical skills.

For more information, see «Antallsbegrensning» and «Merknader».

Learning outcome:


  • The student shall learn how to apply academic knowledge in a professional setting
  • The student will gain an "inside" perspective of the nature-based tourism sector, and obtain knowledge of the nature-based tourism sector including how project- and team-based work are used


  • The student will obtain practical experiences in utilizing knowledge from several disciplines and courses to solve relevant, practical tasks
  • Summarize and present new insights from the workplace in a written report

General competence:

  • The student shall obtain experience from a relevant workplace
  • The student shall obtain an understanding of different roles and actors in the sector of nature-based tourism
Learning activities:
Approximately two thirds of the time should be at the work place, and one third of the time should be allocated to discussions, preparations and writing the Internship report.
Teaching support:
Internal supervisor and contact person in the host institution will assist the internship students. In addition, there will be gatherings with the aim to share experience between students.
There is no compulsory curriculum, but relevant parts of the curriculums from other courses in the master program in nature-based tourism must be applied.
REIS200 and REIS202 or equivalent background
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Distribution of time use:

Student gatherings; 5 hoursWriting the Internship report; 20 hoursStay at work place; Approx.15 working days and 100 hours

The student is responsible for keeping track of the number of working hours and document them in the Internship report. In case of illness or any other incident that prevent the student to meet as agreed must be reported to the host contact. Working hours lost due to absence (including illness, funerals etc.) should be compensated at a later stage after agreement with host company or organization.

The students are evaluated based on an Internship report. Complete guide lines for the report  will be announced in Canvas.
Nominal workload:
Distribution of time use:
  • Student gatherings; 5 hours
  • Writing the Internship report; 20 hours
  • Stay at work place; Approx.15 working days and 100 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
5 hours student gatherings plus individual supervision

The course is reserved for M-REIS students in their second year. Around 5-10 (maximum) students may participate each year. The supervisors will provide a list of relevant companies or organizations that have expressed interest and willingness to receive one or more M-REIS students. Additional work places proposed by the student can be accepted.

Time line:

  • 1 May: Internship agreement must be put in place
  • Around 15 August: Course begins
  • Week 33-47: Stay at workplace*)
  • Week 37: Student gathering (halfway meeting with supervisor, exchange of experiences among students, etc.)
  • 30 November: Deadline for submission of Internship report

*) Start and end of internship period and workload per week must be agreed between student and host institution, and must take place within the internship period.

The supervisor approves admission to the course when an Internship agreement between the student and the work place is put in place.

External sensor examines the Internship report. Two external sensors have been appointed for the course.
Examination details: Report: Passed / Not Passed