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Internship Learning problems and impairments (international track)


NB Language of instruction is English

Admission requirements



International students specializing in learning problems and impairments can do a Practical internship or a Research internship. Main aim is to apply expert knowledge and skills and problem-solving strategies in a (clinical) practical or research organization.

More information for international students is available on the English website of the Internship Bureau and on Blackboard.

For Dutch students the internship consists of 20 ec. Please refer to the course description of Internship Learning Problems and Impairments

Course objectives

The general objectives of an internship are:

  • Integration of knowledge and skills in research and practice previously acquired in course work, in particular in realistic work situations;

  • the acquisition of further relevant knowledge and skills, and insight into practical situaties in the field of work;

  • intensive acquaintance with a relevant field of research or work;

  • learning to function independently and responsibly in an organization (professional attitudes);

  • gaining insight into one’s own potential and limitations, both with regard to skills and with regard to personal functioning.



Mode of instruction

Five internship meetings (attendance obligatory).

Assessment method

At the end of your internship period, your internship tutor will determine your final grade. This grade is based on (1) the assessment advice of your internship supervisor, (2) the quality of the assignments you handed in and your participation in internship meetings (including the presentation you have to give), and (3) the quality of your internship report and/or final product. All parts should be assessed as at least satisfactory.


During this course Blackboard will be used.


NB The exam of this course is a paper. This means that you do not have to register yourself for this exam in uSis.

Contact information

Supervision is provided by Dr. V.A.C. van der Kooy-Hofland (room 4A24)
Hours: Monday-Thursday, by appointment only.

For general information on internships and advice in the search process, please contact the Internship Bureau