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?
12 weeks for students enrolled since fall semester 2019
|Completion of the internship in a field of social sciences|
Attend the course Political Science/
Ideally during the semester break
|10 ECTS credits|
Work experience gained before the start of the program cannot be recognized
Please make sure that you are re-registered for the semester in which the submission period for the internship falls. This also applies if the internship is the last exam to be completed in your degree programme. For example, if you complete an internship up to and including August, you can submit it for recognition (=examination date) no earlier than 1 September. This deadline is in the autumn/
Request for Recognition of an Internship together with the internship documents
Forwarding to the Student Services
(through Intership Office)
|16 November to 31 January||End of January||Fall Semester|
|1 February to 1 March||Beginning of March||Spring Semester|
|2 March to 15 April||Mid-April||Spring Semester|
|16 April to 15 June||Mid-June||Spring Semester|
|16 June to 31 July||End of July||Spring Semester|
|1 August to 1 September||Beginning of September||Fall Semester|
|2 September to 15 November||Mid-November||Fall Semester|
If you want to do an internship, some internship employers require a mandatory internship certificate. This is a proof that you have to complete an internship during your studies. You can now create the mandatory internship certificate yourself via AretUM. Together with a current certificate of enrollment, you can present this certificate to your internship if required. You can also use AretUM to edit your learning agreements for a semester abroad.
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.