Internships form part of the regular curriculum of the study programme and are covered by the University of Antwerp’s legislation on insurance and occupational risk. An internship contract needs to be drawn up between the student, the university and the internship provider.
A risk analysis report will also need to be made. For computer work, administrative and related functions, a simplified risk analysis is sufficient without the input of a physician. For internships in hospitals, biological laboratories, chemical industry and other workplaces where occupational hazards may occur, the appropriate occupational health service needs to be agreed upon. This health service will undertake the risk analysis and facilitate any medical examinations needed.
If the internship period is different from the specified period of 10 weeks, a daily and hourly schedule should also be specified.
Intellectual property and confidentiality shall be treated as in an employer-employee relationship.
The internship is unpaid. A paid student job cannot be recognised as an internship.