Internship requirements

The internship you would like to do must be authorised in advance. The selected internship has to be clearly  related to your course of studies and offer you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt at University. As an intern you should be involved in work processes and projects and be able to gain first work experience. This will help you to broaden and deepen your skills and qualifications.

Only fulltime internships that offer enough challenging tasks are going to be authorized and acknowledged. The duration of your internship is stated in the examination regulations of your study programme. 

Student assistants' positions and work experience gathered in part time and long term jobs can't be acknowledged as internship. Internships focused on research, e.g. positions that foresee tasks you could do also within the frame of a research project at the University, can't be acknowledged as internships. (EXCEPTION: Master Sociology of Inequality)

Please note that internships in the field of research, at universities or university-related organizations or research centres and institutes, teaching activities and couselling in the social work field can't be acknowledged as internships. (EXCEPTION: Master Sociology of Inequality)

The internship should contain demanding tasks and can be done for example in the following professional fields:

  • Companies and consulting
  • Media and cultural organisations
  • Public administration, governmental institutions, Federal and State Ministries
  • International organisations
  • Market and public opinion research companies
  • Socio-economic associations and industrial organisations
  • Political parties, lobbies, political consulting
  • NGOs and NPOs