Internship thesis

Steps Task
1 Start by finding an internship of at least twelve weeks and at most six months (full time). Opportunities for students may be available on the programme's dedicated web page

Provide the institution offering the internship (hereafter the host institution) with the exact terms of the internship (duties, remuneration, etc.). These terms will form the basis of an internship certificate, to be submitted alongside the internship thesis.

3 Find a supervisor from the faculty of the Master's programme who agrees to supervise your internship thesis. Agree on the subject of the internship thesis with your supervisor and the host institution.
4 Complete the Master's thesis registration form and submit it to the secretariat of the Institute of Economic Research (Pasqualina Lassagne). This is a binding document that also includes your choice of major. Note that the deadlines listed below apply.
5 The secretariat will check the registration of your thesis, and send two copies of the internship agreement to be signed by the host institution and the director of the Master's programme. One of the signed copies stays with the host institution, and the other is returned to the secretariat. 
6 If required by the host institution, fill out and sign a confidentiality agreement.
7 Write your thesis during the internship, making sure to maintain regular contact with your supervisor. Use the official title page for your thesis.
8 Register on IS Academia for the "Dissertation" course, as well as for the exam session during which you will defend your thesis (check the exam registration deadlines).
9 Organise the date of the defence with your supervisor. The jury is composed of the supervisor and a qualified representative of the host institution. The date of the defence is set by the professor, in agreement with the student and the representative of the host institution.
10 Email a first draft of your thesis to your supervisor (as a .pdf file) around six weeks  before the defence (deadline to be agreed with your supervisor). 
11 Submit the final version of your thesis to your supervisor (two printed copies and a .pdf file) at least two weeks prior to the date of the defence, together with a signed copy of the pledge of honour. You must also include the internship certificate (see 2, above) and the confidentiality agreement (see 6, above).
12 After a successful defence, a paper copy of the thesis will be archived by the Institute at the Faculty library.


Defence date Date for submitting the Master thesis registration form
 Before January 17th No later than October 1st
 Before June 13th No later than March 1st
 Before September 5th No later than June 1st

Note: Exceptions to these dates may be made with the agreement of the supervisor and host institution.