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Mandatory Internship in the Bachelor’s Program in Psychology

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.

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

When and how long?

Recognition

What’s next?

12 weeks/450 working hours

Completion of the internship in a field of psychology  
  1. Write an internship report

  2. Fill in the Request for Recognition of Internship form

  3. Submit the request form (two copies) and the report (one copy) together with proof of the internship (e.g. a copy of the internship certificate) to the Internship Office

  4. Send the internship report as a PDF file via email either at internship(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de or praktikum(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de (file name: internship_report_name_year)

 

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./B.Sc./M.Sc.)

Submit the Request for Approval form if the supervisor does not have a degree in psychology or the internship is completed abroad
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Career Prospects

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

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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.

Contact

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.

National 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(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
Tue 2–3 p.m.
Wed 3–4 p.m. or with appointment
No office hours from Aug. 21st until Sept. 11th
Additional office hours on Sept. 12th, 2–3 p.m.
Annika Bohn, M.A.

Annika Bohn, M.A.

International Internship Manager
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
A5,6 Building A – Room A 414
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1942
Fax: +49 621 181-1997
E-mail: internship(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
Mon 2–3 p.m.

Anne Scheuing, M.A.

Anne Scheuing, M.A.

International Internship Manager
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
A5,6 Building A – Room A 414
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1942
Fax: +49 621 181-1997
E-mail: anne.scheuing(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
On parental leave.
Please contact Mrs. Bohn.