Internship MScIS

Important information

  • Number of credits worth: 30 ECTS credits
  • Students may only apply for an internship once they have obtained 30 credits during their Master’s studies and have completed the first two semesters of their course.
  • Students may present their master's thesis once they have obtained 60 credits in the course of their Master studies
  • Duration: minimum 12 weeks, maximum 24 weeks, can be prolonged to 9 months
  • Time period: from September (flexible)

Specificities

  • Full-time (80 % accepted but not less)
  • Under the supervision of a company tutor and a HEC Lausanne professor for the dissertation
  • The content of the internship must first be accepted by the professor and the Master Committee
  • The contract has to be signed by the company, the student and the professor
  • Validation of the Internship with a written report. Conditions and rules are defined in the regulations of each programme
  • Viva
  • Students must register for the thesis examination DURING the examination registration period, in the same way as for other examinations in previous semesters.

Internship sequence

Procedure:

  1. Students must find a company internship by themselves. Please view the link to the Career Center and our page "Internship Offers" (www.hecjobs.ch).
  2. The company confirms the internship.
  3. The student finds a professor from HEC Lausanne who agrees to supervise his/her internship thesis.
  4. Validation of internship together with the content of the internship.
  5. Application forms "Convention de stage" (Internship agreement) and "Déclaration relative à la confidentialité" (Declaration of confidentiality) have to be completed and signed by the company.
  6. They have to be submitted to Isabelle Perrotti.
Documents
Return before week 36 (flexible)

Internship Agreement and Confidentiality Agreement can be completed directly online through this link: https://hecluster.unil.ch/meteor/mastmem, once the documents have been completed, you are able to download the pdf files, print them and sign them.

 

Sequence for an internship dissertation

Procedure:

  1. The Master thesis is supervised by a professor from HEC Lausanne. Regular contacts between the student and the professor are necessary. At least two meetings and regular contact by email and telephone.
  2. The thesis is submitted. It must contain a summary. One pdf version must be submitted by email respectively to the professor, the expert, the tutor.
  3. Viva in the presence of the expert, the professor and the company tutor (the latest is invited but it is not compulsory). The professor fixes the date of the viva in agreement with the student, the expert and the company tutor.
  4. The student informs Isabelle Perrotti by mail of the date of the viva.
  5. The professor sends the graded form "Formulaire de validation du mémoire de stage" (Validation of the internship thesis) to the administration.
  6. The hard copy of the master’ thesis disappears, after the presentation, the student will upload his master’s thesis (only the final version) via this link. The master’s thesis will be stored in a database.

Important dates:

  • The thesis has to be submitted in agreement with the professor, depending of the duration of the internship.
  • Viva before the 6th of July for the Summer Session, before the 6th of September for the Autumn session and before the 6th of February for the Winter Session – 60 credits required.
Internef - CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 692 33 00
Fax +41 21 692 33 05
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