Bachelor's degrees at Humak include at least 30 ECTS credits of internships that enhance your professional skills. Internships include planned and goal-oriented activities in the workplace with predetermined learning objectives. You will work as an intern, but at the same time you will study and develop your work and build your personal professional skills. On this page, you will learn about Humak's internship practices.

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From learner to developer through internships

Internships are an important part of your studies. At least 30 ECTS credit of mandatory internships are included in your studies. The internships will prepare you for working life in a practical and concrete way.

Instructions for practical training summarize key practices related to internships. Please read the handbook carefully before training.

You can find job and internship advertisements and other student projects from Humak’s working life partners on Tuudo. Click on the “Jobs and Internships” link in the Tuudo menu and select Humak job advertisements.

Employer advertisements

Employers advertise their internships and other work vacancies at (in Finnish). Submitting job advertisements for Humak students is a free service provided by Humak.

The preparation of internship plans and contracts is done on a separate form (hForms) which can be found on the Practical Training Hoodle platform.

  • Fill in the form and send it to the lecturer. After lecturer’s acceptance, save the form as pdf.
  • Go to Atomisign ( and upload the pdf to the system for signatures. Add each participant’s (yourself, lecturer and PT supervisor) information.
  • After all participants have signed the form, save the signed version of the pdf and submit it on Hoodle platform as instructed.

Humak’s internship practices include a presentation of the internship and learning experience in a working life seminar before the final evaluation of the internship. Please contact the lecturer in charge of your internship for information on the internship practices of your degree program.

Find out more about insurances during internships on the Insurance page.

Criminal background checks in the Humanities and Education studies

Universities of Applied Sciences have the right to ask students to submit a criminal record if their studies include tasks that essentially require working with young people and children (Criminal Records Act (770/1993), Section 6(3)).

According to the provisions of the Act on Universities of Applied Sciences that entered into force on 1 January 2012, a criminal record can be requested from students who have started their studies after the Act entered into force. At Humak, the legislation applies to students of Interpreting (Bachelor’s) and Community Education (Bachelor’s). The UAS may, on the basis of the need to protect the personal integrity of minors, withdraw the student’s right to study in these degree programs.

A guide for students and staff

All students in the fields of Humanities and Education whose studies or work placements involve working with minors and children will be asked to provide a report that they have no criminal record. The student must present the report to the PSP coach in charge of the group before the start of the first period of the internship, but at least a month before the start of the internship.

Students will be informed of the obligation to submit a criminal record report at the beginning of their studies and are responsible for submitting it within the given deadline. Students cannot start their first period of training until they have submitted the requested criminal record report. As a rule, the report is submitted only once during the course of studies, but Humak UAS may, at its discretion and for justified reasons, request that the record be submitted later during the course of studies.

The PSP instructor will display the report and note the date of issue and the date of display. The criminal record report is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If necessary, the coach can discuss with the Director of Education any further action required by the information contained in the criminal record, e.g. the choice of internship placement. The information contained in the criminal record report and the resulting measures will not be discussed by the regional unit’s welfare team.

The criminal record report is not requested from Bachelor’s students in the fields of Humanities and Education whose personal study plan does not include an internship period or whose internship does not involve working with minors. The need for a criminal record will be assessed as part of the student’s RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) procedure and PSP (Personal Study Plan) planning.

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Last modified: September 7, 2023