Maybe you have decided to do an internship, according to the motto "Try it out". The question "How much of the theoretically acquired expertise can I put into practice later?" may need to be answered.
An internship enhances your own CV. It allows a look "outside the box" and shows potential employers special commitment, especially if an internship is not compulsory.
An internship during your studies should contribute to reflection and provide new ideas for further study. It can also lead to clarity, whether a career aspiration meets the expectations or not. For this reason, a vocational training or internship completed before your studies can not be recognized.
- With an internship the following goals should be pursued:
- develop a professional vision and support it in the identification process,
- acquire insights into occupational or activity fields,
- apply and test the knowledge and skills acquired in the course
- promote practical questions in the study,
- development of soft skills such as cooperation, communication and articulation
We recommend and support the implementation of an internship after the 2nd semester of bachelor studies in order to pursue and implement the above-mentioned internship objectives. It can be integrated into the elective area of General Studies with a scope of 6 CP (minimum duration: 5 weeks, academic assessment: 15-page internship report). It is not a compulsory internship.
Please observe the legal regulations regarding the minimum wage. Only mandatory internships are exempt from payment of the minimum wage. In our department we do not require a compulsory internship, but you can complete an internship up to 3 months without receiving minimum wage.
An internship must be registered, informally, before the start. The exact procedure, further information about the internship and internship report as well as the internship regulations can be found here - please read at first "General information":
The Office for Practice and International Affairs can help with answering your questions and provides an internship representative. Furthermore, the central Career Center offers advice and information on the way to a successful internship in Germany and abroad. They are a valuable resource in assistance with the application in an international environment.
We inform about internship offers in Stud.IP (Course "Büro für Praxis und Internationales"). The job portal enables a targeted search. Likewise all of the up to date offers are located in level 1 of the WiWi1 building.