Internship is an important part of the education

Doing an internship can be an important part of your education and a quick and educational way into your professional life.

In order to do an internship, you must be accepted and registered on an internship course during the semester when the internship is offered. Most of our programmes include an internship as an elective course, the only exception being the one-year International Master's Programme in International Operational Law. While it is your own responsibility to arrange an internship, the Swedish Defence University's large established network of companies, authorities, and national and international organisations can help you.

Internship provides professional experience

During the internship you will participate in the daily work to gain work experience and apply your knowledge. The internship course comprises one semester, 30 credits, except for the master's program Innovation, Defense and Security, where the internship course comprises 12 or 15 credits.

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Examples of workplaces

Below, you will find a list of examples of workplaces where students from the Swedish Defence University have done their internships recently.

  • Private security companies (defence, risk and crisis management, cybersecurity)
    • 2Secure
    • Scandinavian Risk Solutions
    • Intil Group
    • SRS Security
    • Vesper Group
    • BAE Systems Bofors
    • Secana
    • SAAB
    • Ramboll
    • 4C Strategies
    • SOFF – Security and Defence Companies
  • Armed Forces/military placements
    • Placement in regiment
    • SWEDINT (Swedish Armed Forces International Center)
    • Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
    • Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations
    • The Finnish Defence Forces Veterans Centre
    • Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO)
  • Embassy activities
    • Embassy of Sweden in London
    • Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius
    • Embassy of Sweden in Abu Dhabi
    • Embassy of Sweden in Kigali
    • Embassy of Sweden in Athens
    • Embassy of Sweden in Ankara
  • Swedish authorities
    • MSB
    • UD
    • Page
    • FOI
    • FBA
    • Police authorities
    • Doj
    • Government offices
    • County Administrative Board (often focus on total defence)
  • Peace and security organisations
    • People and defence
    • Expert Group for Aid Studies
    • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
    • Chôra Foundation
    • Swedish Peace and Arbitration Association
    • Swedish Red Cross
    • Woman to Woman
  • EU level
    • Government Offices (EU affairs)
    • The Ministry for Foreign Affairs' EU Unit
    • Representation of Sweden in Brussels
  • International organisations
    • OSCE
    • IDEA
    • Sweden's UN delegation in New York
    • Doctors of the World
    • UNESCO
    • IOM (International Organization for Migration)
    • George C. Marshall, European Centre of Security Studies