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Internship is an essential part of the Study Plan being counted for 15 ECTS and planned for 10 weeks during 2nd year of studies.

Contents of internship:

Make sure that the internship place meets the requirements outlined in Master Programme Regulations

Applications accepted: two weeks before the Module of internship planned

Report submission: last week of internship (to the Intersnip Superivisor).

*If your internship is outside these principles you need to file a formal request to the internship council. Please, note that exemptions need to be thoroughly reasoned.

Internship opportunities:

1) Students can either apply to an internship place offered by the Master's Programme. Please, note that the number of internship places and the list of available organisations proposed by the programme may be subject to change every year and you should wait for the official announcement about the beginning of application period from the programme.
Internship organisations hosting students since 2014 can be checked on this page

2) Students are also encouraged to take an initiative in finding their own internship place. In this case they should follow the standard application procedure mentioned below.

Application procedure:

  1. Fill in the application form.
  2. Fill in the internship plan.
  3. Submit the documents to the Internship council (via the study office - Master’s programme manager).
  4. Wait for its approval of your internship place. An HSE supervisor will be assigned to every student for their internship.


Submission and assessment:

  1. After the internship prepare the internship report signed by your Internship Supervisor at the organization and submit to HSE Supervisor. 
  2. Your internship will be assessed by an HSE Supervisor according to the ten-point scale (your supervisor at the internship organisation gives a recommended grade at the report).

Internship Council

The Internship Council is responsible for all matters with regard to internships of students. The Internship Council approves the internship plan prepared by students and the appointment of a qualified specialist as the students’ supervisor during the internship.

The Internship Council is the contact point for resolving problems during internships.

The Internship Council approves the internship report and issues a standard internship report template which has to be used by students to prepare internship reports. The completion of internships is approved by the Internship Council.

The Internship Council involves the Academic Supervisor and two course directors.

Council decisions require a single majority of votes. The council is chaired by one course director.

Internship Council Chairman:
Ekaterina Streltsova, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Programmes, ISSEK; Senior Research Fellow, Unit for Analysis of R&D Performance, Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of S&T and Innovation, ISSEK

Internship Council Members:
Dirk Meissner, Professor, Department of Educational Programmes, ISSEK; Academic Supervisor of the Master's Programme, ISSEK; Deputy Head, Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, ISSEK;
Yury Dranev, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Programmes, ISSEK; Leading Research Fellow, Head of Quantitative Modelling Unit, ISSEK

Internship Program 

A list of documents to be submitted:

Internship application (DOCX, 496 Kb) 

Internship plan (DOCX, 16 Kb) 

Internship report (DOCX, 18 Kb) 

Internship Offer (from an Internship Company) (DOCX, 17 Kb) 

Internship Contract (Bilingual) (DOCX, 36 Kb)