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.

The handbook for practical training summarizes key practices related to internships. So 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 will be gradually migrated to Workseed. For up-to-date information, please refer to the Hoodle platforms for each internship course. You can find a collection of Workseed-related instructions and tutorial videos in the Study tools section.

Quick instructions

  1. You will receive an invitation link to the Workseed application at your email if you have registered for an internship course implementation and have been approved by your lecturer for the implementation (be sure to check your email spam/junk or other folder). You can also log in to the application at Use your Microsoft O365 account to log in, i.e. the username for the application is your email address.
  2. You will find degree program-specific tasks on the page. Note: If you are doing an internship abroad or your internship supervisor speaks English as their native language, you can view the content of the tasks in English by following these instructions: before you start working on the tasks, change the interface language from Finnish to English by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner and selecting My Account. From the window that opens, select English as the language. If the contents of the internship course are described in English, you will see them on the Schedule and Assignments pages. If you have already started the assignments, please contact the lecturer responsible for the internship who can republish the assignments for you.
  3. Follow the instructions on the platform and fill in the contract information carefully. Please note that you will need to approve the contract by ticking OK in two places before the internship supervisor and the lecturer can approve the contract on their part.
  4. Please add the name and contact details of the internship organization and supervisor in the “add learning site details” section. When you enter your details, your placement supervisor will receive an invitation link in their email to approve the contract, monitor, and evaluate your internship. The lecturer in charge of the Humak internship course will also approve the contract and, if necessary, refine the information or request a supplement.
  5. At the end of your internship, you will complete a self-assessment in the application. The internship supervisor will also provide feedback through the app by evaluating your skills, your work-life skills, and your knowledge in relation to the objectives of the course. The lecturer in charge of the internship course will give you an overall grade, 50% of which will be determined by the feedback from the internship supervisor and 50% of which will be based on the evidence of your competences during and at the end of the internship, and on the reporting of the internship.
  6. At the end of your internship, depending on your degree, you will either have to write an internship report or complete other written assignments related to your internship. These will be returned or marked as completed in the Internship Report / Internship Assignments section. In this section you will also see the evaluation and feedback given by the lecturer at the end of the placement. Note: In order for the lecturer to give you an evaluation of your placement, you must complete the tasks given in Workseed.

If you have any problems in using Workseed, please contact the lecturer in charge of the internship course.

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 24, 2021