An internship is part of the curriculum in the bachelor's program in Psychology. It enables 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/450 working hours
|Completion of the internship in a field of psychology|
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
or put it 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_forname; e.g. 2021_internship_documents_BScPsych_Smith_Johne.g. or 2021_internship_documents_BScPsych_Doe_Jane) sowi.uni-mannheim.de
Ideally during the semester break
|15 ECTS credits|
Work experience gained before the start of the program can be recognized provided the relevant criteria are met
|Work experience gained during the program (e.g. as a student assistant at a chair or research institution) can be recognized provided the relevant criteria are met||Submit the Request for Recognition of Student Assistant Positions form||Submit the request form to the program manager|
The supervisor must have a degree in psychology (Dipl./
|Submit the Request for Approval form if the supervisor does not have a degree in psychology or the internship is completed abroad|
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.