YEI-70318 BSc Internship International Land and Water Management


Studiepunten 18.00

Practical time
Course coordinator(s)ir. B Bruins
dr. ir. CA Kessler
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. L Stroosnijder
prof. dr. LF Vincent

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Assumed knowledge on:

Students should have successfully completed at least 100 ECTS of the BIL program, including the courses LDD-11806, IWE-21312 and YRM-21306. The BSc Internship is the second of a set of three courses that constitute the BIL completion trajectory. The first course in this set is YRM-21306 (Research Methodology for Human Environment Interactions), while the third course is YEI-80812 (BSc thesis). The three courses are highly interwoven and the thesis and internship even run partly simultaneously. They are carried out partly in an international land and water management context abroad and partly in Wageningen. The set of courses is preceded by an intake with the applicable contact person.
YEI-70318 and YEI-80812 must be followed simultaneously in block, either in periods 1, 2 and 3 or in periods 4, 5 and 6. The block ends with a month of mandatory joint sessions in Wageningen (depending on the choice of periods either in January or in June). In addition, it is recommended to have completed ENT- 50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics.


The BSc-internship (YEI-70318) is a supervised and structured working experience in an international professional setting that enables students to gain practical and international experience in the field of land and water management. In this part students will experience the international, interdisciplinary and intercultural nature of the domain, as well as its complexity. Students are required to reflect on these aspects of the domain as well as on their own performance in this international land and water management context. To conclude the course, students are required to participate in sessions during which they reflect on and present their experiences during their internship in the form of a back to office presentation and a (reflection) report. Furthermore they participate in a self-assessment, making them aware of their competences and enabling them to design their future learning paths (choice for minor, MSc, MSc specialisation and future career). The data and information gathered during the internship are also meant for the BSc-thesis (YEI-80812).

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- assess the relevance of the knowledge and skills (learned during the study) in practical and real work situations in the domain of land and water management;
- acquire additional relevant knowledge, skills and insights in the workfield of land and water management;
- give, receive and make use of constructive feedback of peers and supervisor(s);
- reflect critically on the own performance and process of working in an international land and water management context;
- design and plan their future learning path.


- writing and signing the BSc internship contract, including personal learning objectives and a detailed planning of activities;
- execution of professional activities and research under the supervision of the host institution and WU-staff;
- visiting other land and water management contexts in relation to the students topic (projects, organisations, research programmes);
- collection and analysis of data and information pertaining to the research topic of the internship and the BSc-thesis;
- writing of a reflection report;
- presenting their experiences.


Based on the quality of the internship, using the BIL BSc-internship evaluation forms.


Guidelines for the internship-thesis combination are available on:
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Verplicht voor: BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc1,2,3,4,5,6