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Internship & Research Project (18 LP)

A characteristic of the Master's in Public Economics is the practice oriented internship. This gives you the chance to apply the knowledge you learned in lectures and seminars in practice. Since the Master’s Program is research orientated, this gives you the chance to gain actual practical experience. In the foreground is the individual economic argumentation with political questions. 

In order to support your individual interests and career plans, you can do an internship at an external institution or your own research project with an economics professor here at the Freie Universität.

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 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 during the longer semester break in the Summer. Since many interesting positions can only be acheived in advance, you should start looking at internships by the beginning of your second semester. 

Further information on the internship

Have you already carried out an internship during your studies? Then the research project may be a good alternative.

The research project comprises the independent completion of a scientific project at one of our Chairs. Consistent to the focus of your studies, the project should have a public finance or economic policy focus.

The organization of the project takes place in a highly autonomous manner and through direct contact with the Chairs. We also provide interesting research propositions exclusively for our students.

Further information on the research project