Mandatory Internship in the Bachelor’s Programs in Political Science and Sociology

Internships are part of the curriculum in both the bachelor’s program in Political Science and the bachelor's program in Sociology at the School of Social Sciences. They enable students to gain professional experience at an early stage of their career and establish valuable corporate connections. You can create a mandatory internship certificate yourself via AretUM.

The Internship Office will help you find a suitable internship position and assist you in applying and preparing for it.

When and how long?


What’s next?

6 weeks/210 working hours

12 weeks for students enrolled since fall semester 2019

Completion of the internship in a field of social sciences

Attend the course Political Science/Sociology & Career Development II

Ideally during the semester break

10 ECTS credits
  1. Write an internship report
  2. Fill in the Request for Recognition of Internship form
  3. Because of the current suspension of the lecture period please send the request form and the report together with proof of the internship (e.g. a copy of the internship certificate) as well as a declaration of authorship to:
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences – Dean's Office
    Mrs. Gesine Götze
    Building A – Room A 414
    68131 Mannheim

    or put in the letter box of the building L1,1.
  4. Send the internship documents as one merged PDF file via email at praktikum (file name: year_internship_documents_major_name_forename; e.g. 2021_Internship_documents_BAPowi_Smith_John or 2021_internship_documents_BASozi_Doe_Jane)

Work experience gained before the start of the program cannot be recognized

Important Documents

Career Prospects

What should I know about the mandatory internship? What can I do after I graduate? Find out here.

Internship and Job Database

The Internship Office pools vacant external and internal internship and student assistant positions for students at the School of Social Sciences.


Do you have any questions? We’re happy to advise you!

Students are welcome to contact the Internship Office if they have any questions on the mandatory internship, internships abroad, or their application documents. We also invite employers to send us any open internship positions at their company or institution.

Gesine Götze, M.A.

Gesine Götze, M.A.

Internship Manager
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
A5,6 Building A – Room A 414
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1982
Fax: +49 621 181–1997
E-mail: gesine.goetze
Consultation hour(s):
Office hour via telephone:
Monday&Wednesday, 10 – 12 am;
No Office Hour on February 20th & 22nd.
The next office hours will take place on:
30 January; 01/ 06/ 08 February.
Counselling can take place via Zoom,
please make an appointment.
Office hours:
Please contact me via e–mail or use the consultation via telephone on Wednesdays. Your examination papers and internship reports can be send by mail or put in the letter box in L1,1.