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. 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?

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. 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 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)

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 metSubmit the Request for Recognition of Student Assistant Positions formSubmit 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
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):
Consultation via telephone:
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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.