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Internship & Research Project (18 ECTS)

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 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. 

Further information on the internship

Have you already done enough internships during your studies? Then a research project is an Alternative.

The research project consists of you completing research with a professor of economics at the Freie Univesität. The study should be in the field of Public Finance or Political Economics.

The organization is mostly decentralized. You simply contact a professor you would like to work with. There are also posted research projects to choose from.

Further information on the research project