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Step by Step - The Way into Practical Training

Please note: The “Step by Step Guide”, aiming to serve as a useful instrument, mentions the most common steps and activities occurring in study-related internships. It is neither meant to be fully comprehensive nor to present an obligatory framework.

  • Students may contact employers to find out if internship positions are generally available, and to enquire about application formalities
  • Alternatively, students find internship positions/job offerings making use of "Job-Seeker's gateway"
  • that have been posted by employers in the Online University Job Fair (see above, explanation under “University of Bremen, Career Center”): "Employer's gateway"
  • Students send their application papers to employers by mail and/or email
  • Upon request, students submit additional information, e.g. references
  • (Telephone) Interview
  • Employers make their choices and inform students about their decision and the training conditions
  • Students confirm acceptance of the position offered
  • Internship agreement is signed
  • Students take care of visa applications*, grant formalities*, notifying their university about the internship, travel and arrival arrangements*, and any other pre-departure issues (as applicable and/or necessary, with employer’s support as needed (or as offered))
  • First day of work and introduction to the company/organisation
  • Familiarisation
  • Housing arrangements
  • Setting up a bank account
  • Registration with national/local authorities as required
  • Integration of trainee into employer’s work processes
  • Common phases: Introduction to and learning about the company routines, adjusting to the position, rotating through departments, integrating into the team(s), hands-on training, attending meetings and intra-company trainings, taking on special assignments, interaction with supervisor
  • Generation of an internship diary and/or feedback to home university, mid-term evaluation as agreed upon (trainee’s duty)
  • Final on-site evaluation
  • Trainee reporting back to university staff
  • Trainee presenting experiences and insights to fellow students
  • Trainee taking care of formalities, e.g. tax forms etc.(as applicable and/or necessary, with employer’s support as needed)
Aktualisiert von: Petra Droste