Internships are part of the curriculum in both the master’s program in Psychology: Work, Economy, Society and the master's program in Psychology: Cognitive and Clinical Psychology 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.
When and how long?
|Completion of the internship in a field of psychology|
Ideally during the semester break
|10 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 [German]||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 [German] form if the supervisor does not have a degree in psychology or the internship is completed abroad|
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.