During all third mobility periods, students are obliged to complete a placement. This placement is part of your academic programme at the third mobility university in year 2 and will bear credit (5 or 6 ECTS). The third mobility university is responsible for allocating placements and for determining the nature of the assessment for placements. Before you start the placement, the third mobility university Coordinator in consultation with the internship partner, determines the academic outcome of the placement to be completed (e.g. report, analysis, project).
Placements are organised with a variety of non-governmental, think-tank and charity organisations and enable students to develop important professional skills within their area of specialization.
Students may choose between offers from the CEERES partner organisations. Each CEERES university provides placements partners based in their country (city). Students are expected to complete their placement in the place where they spend their third mobility period.
The time load dedicated to the placement is 160 hours, which is equivalent to 20 full working days (8 hours per day). The exact timings have to be agreed upon with the placement supervisor at the partner organisation (it may be possible, for instance, to do the placement on a part-time basis in a longer timeframe).
Further details on how to find and complete a placement can be found in the Placement Booklet 2021