The introduction is an essential part of any Bachelor's, Master's or professional training internship report. . It is used to present the context of the internship, the company where it was carried out, the subject dealt with, the stated problem and the objectives to be achieved. It also introduces the reader to the structure and content of the internship report, by presenting the different parts that will be developed in the document.

What to put in the introduction to an internship report?

What to put in the introduction to an internship report?

To write an effective introduction for your internship report, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Start with a hook 

To grab the reader's attention from the very first line, start with an original and interesting hook. You could, for example, use a quotation, anecdote or statistic that relates to the subject of your internship. Remember to note your sources to avoid plagiarism.

  • Present the context of your internship

After the teaser, briefly present the context of your internship. This includes the company's sector of activity, its size, its geographical location, and the department or team in which you worked.

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  • Present your internship topic

Following your introduction, present the subject of your internship clearly and concisely. Explain why the subject was chosen, and what the issues and objectives are.

  • Explain your problem

Your assignment answers a question that has been resolved thanks to the research carried out during your internship. The problem is the central element of your internship report. It is formulated clearly and precisely, and must be resolved or explained in the conclusion of the report.

  • Present the structure of your report 

Finally, present the plan of your internship report, detailing the different parts that make it up, as well as the content of each of these parts. This presentation will give your reader an overview of the organization of your work and the key points that will be covered.

Examples of internship report introductions

Examples of internship report introductions


Introduction to a bachelor's internship report


"Over the past few months, I've been doing an internship at [Company name]

In this report, I delve into the transformative experience gained during my internship. Throughout this immersive journey, I navigated the intersection of theoretical knowledge and practical application, discovering firsthand the intricacies of [specific field or department].

This report encapsulates the invaluable insights, challenges, and achievements that have fortified my academic foundation and professional growth."

Introduction to a Master's internship report


"I did my internship in the (...) department of the (...) company, located in (...). I chose to do my internship there because I wanted to work for a large company, preferably in the (...) sector, where I could discover a wide range of professions and services. What's more, this internship enabled me to learn more about the (...) field, which is of great interest to me at the start of my career and in the construction of my professional project.

My internship took place from (...) to (...), a period during which I was able to gain a broad understanding of a company's activities. I was part of the (...) team, which manages the (...) part of the business, and my tasks involved (...), (...) and (...). I also had the opportunity to discover many other aspects of the business thanks to the one-off assignments I was given and the small responsibilities they assigned me."

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8 mistakes to avoid when writing an internship report introduction


  • Lack of clarity

Be sure to explain the context of the internship, the company or organization you have chosen, the company's sector of activity and the objectives of your report. Be concise and clear to facilitate the reader's understanding.

  • Forgetting to mention methodology

Don't forget to briefly explain the methodology you used to carry out your internship and write your internship report.

  • Lack of hook

It's important to grab the reader's attention right at the start of the introduction of a placement report with an interesting catchphrase. This could be a statistic, a quotation or a question that highlights the importance of the subject.

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  • Plagiarism, intentional or unintentional

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  • Poor structure

Be sure to follow a logical structure for your introduction, presenting first the context, then the objectives of the internship, your mission and finally the objectives of the report.

  • Spelling and grammatical errors

A well-written introduction is free of spelling and grammatical errors. Carefully reread your text and have it proofread by your internship supervisor, for example, to eliminate any errors.

  • Inappropriate length

An introduction should be neither too long nor too short. Try to strike a balance by providing enough information to enlighten the reader without drowning him or her in detail.

  • Lack of coherence

Make sure your introduction is consistent with the content of the report. Don't include topics or issues that are not covered in the body of the report.


Avoiding these mistakes will improve the quality of your placement report introduction and, consequently, the impact of your internship report.

[Complete guide] Writing your internship report


In short, the introduction is an important part of any internship report, as it sets out the context, the subject of your internship and the structure of your report. By following these tips, you'll be able to write an effective introduction that will make your reader want to continue reading your document.


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