Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning, Master

Internship & Study Abroad

Internship & Study Abroad


At the 3rd semester of the M.Sc. programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science at Aalborg University there are good possibilities of internship – in Denmark or abroad. You can work in an enterprise, a public institution or a NGO.

An Internship provide you with an opportunity to apply the theoretical insight and the methodological knowledge obtained during the 1st and 2nd semesters to a real life situation in a Danish or international setting.

The choice of internship is made on the basis of your interests. During the internship, you participate in the activities of an organisation and collect information for the project report. The project report is expected to have both a theoretical and empirical part relating to the actual experience of the internship.

Examples of internships

Municipal solid waste management in Accra, Ghana – the way forward

An internship in the Environmental Protection Agency in Ghana. The internship report deals with the solid waste situation and is elaborated on the basis of interviews, questionnaires and part of the knowledge gained through the internship.

The report identifies major obstacles in the present solid waste management in Accra. Based on the theoretical framework of three institutional pillars, the report analyses and identifies possible ways of actions to get around the present deadlock. The report concludes that some of the major obstacles are inadequate logistics and insufficient funding, negative attitude of people, weak public awareness education, weak law enforcement, and inadequate remuneration. The solution to these problems would in the long run be to change the cognitive thinking of people by education and information through churches and traditional communities. This should be followed by strong law enforcement.

Product-oriented environmental focus

An internship at Novo Nordisk A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim of the internship was to analyse the environmental activities and performance at Novo Nordisk regarding production processes and products. During the internship, the student participated in environmental activities, conducted a number of interviews with key players in the field of environment, and studied various types of environmental documentation. The report discusses if the environmental management system of Novo Nordisk could become more product-oriented.


You can also choose to go on an exchange stay at a university abroad.


  • University of Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Sheffield University, England
  • University of Melbourne, Australien
  • Delft University, Holland
  • University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Read about EMSS students’ internship experiences at this page:

For more information about internship and study abroad, please visit the local homepage for International Office at Aalborg University.


Did you know ...

Did you know ...

...that as a student at Aalborg University you have the opportunity of going abroad as an integrated part of many of AAU's programmes? 

Learn more on the webpage of AAU's International Office