At Forward, we believe real-life experiences such as internships are essential to developing the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in future careers.

Before graduating from Forward College, all Double Bachelor and Bachelor’s+ students will have to complete mandatory work experience that amounts to a total duration of between 210 and 280 hours, roughly 6 to 8 weeks. All students can pursue optional internships.

We encourage all Forward College students to pursue an internship, whether for career exploration purposes or to gain practical, valuable, and much sought-after experience.

To support them in finding the right internship, we offer a range of resources and tools:

  • A career coach that works closely with students to help them identify potential internships and develop their applications. 
  • Workshops that cover everything from “how to optimize my CV” to “how to leverage my networking skills”. 
  • Personalised advice on their CVs and mock interviews with our career coaches to  ensure they present themselves in the best possible way. 
  • An extensive network of industry contacts to help connect our students with internship opportunities.



Forward’s ecosystem 


What is an Internship?

An internship is a great way to gain valuable experience and build your resume. Internships allow you to:

  • Gain insight on your career goals
  • Test out different work environments
  • Build your resume and develop industry-specific skills
  • Shape and grow your professional network
  • Practice the job search process

What qualifies as an internship?

An internship must:

  • Be supervised by a professional within the organisation you work for
  • Serve PRIMARILY as a learning experience for you
  • Have clearly defined duties and activities agreed upon by you and the employer
  • Assist you in progressing toward a professional or exploratory career goal
  • Comply with all relevant employment laws and statues; you do not give up your rights as an employee due to your student status
  • If for academic credit – Is supervised by a faculty or staff member within the University

An internship should:

  • Take place in a professional setting (adequately structured remote experiences can also be internships)
  • Have clear expectations and evaluation processes provided by the employer
  • Assist you in delineating a career path from the internship forward
  • Encourage you to develop college competencies, including: Intercultural & Global Fluency, Career Design & Management, Leadership, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Teamwork, Adaptability & Resiliency, Oral & Written Communication