Research Internship in the Master’s Programs in Political Science and Sociology

Internships are part of the curriculum in both the master’s program in Political Science and the master's program in Sociology at the School of Social Sciences. 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.

General information

Research internship

Summer school

It is possible to combine a research internship with the participation in a summer school

6 weeks

2 weeks

Usually after the second semester

8 ECTS credits

You need to write a report

210 hours
  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 (file name: year_internship_documents_major_name_forename; e.g. 2021_internship_documents_MAPol_Smith_John or 2021_internship_documents_MASoc_Doe_Jane)

Research institution in the field of social sciences

Work experience gained as a student assistant in research

Focus on social sciences and empirical research

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. (she/her)

Internship Manager
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
A5,6 Building A – Room A 413
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Office hours without appointment:
Monday, 10 – 12 am
Wednesday, 11 – 12 am;
The next office hours will take place on:
06/ 08 /13 / 27 / 29 May.
Counselling can take place via Zoom,
please make an appointment.
Office hours:
Please contact me via e–mail or use the consultation hour via telephone or in person.