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In an organized internship you can apply and deepen your learned knowledge in a variety of fields.

Since the internship is a mandatory component of your studies, the internship offers you the opportunity in the course of your studies to gain practice at a public institution: for example a ministry, a trade association, or a NGO. Many of these organizations only take mandatory internships. This gives you an advantage, when applying. 

The internship can be done in the long semester break during the Summer. Since many interesting positions can only be achieved in advance, you should start looking at internships by the beginning of your second semester.

  • The content of your internship must be related to your course of study. Thus, the internship must contain the economic analysis of certain policies. 

  • The internship must be around 540 working hours. With a 40 hour work week, you need to complete a 13.5 week internship period.

  • Positions as a working student or student assistant are not applicable.

  • Only internships during your Master’s and not during your Bachelor’s can be considered.

We advise you to complete the internship all at once. Since this is not always possible, you can do, in certain cases, multiple internships. Important is that 540 working hours are reached. Please consult Program Coordinator's Office beforehand.

As soon as you get a Praktikumszeugnis from your employer, you can send it to your program coordination (please include you student ID in the e-mail). When your internship has been accepted, the examination office will be informed and we will contact you directly by e-mail.