Students must complete an internship in an occupational or working area as a core module. Compulsory internship has a purpose to enable our students to gain an insight into the various areas of professional activity which they hope to pursue in the future.
The internship duration should be at least 8 weeks.
Before starting the internship student should sign the internship permission by Study Councelor and hand it in to the Coordinator.
If internship is in interest of other professors, or if internship is supported by other professors, permission should be also signed by this person.
After finishing the internship student should write a report (5-10 pages) about professional experience gained. This report should be signed by the student and a responsible person/supervisor at your place of an internship.
Two hard copies of a report together with a internship certificate should be submitted in the Coordinator's Office.
In order to receive a grade, student should prepare and present a presentation (about 10 to 15 minutes). Participants are: Study Councelor, Managing Director of ZEU, responsible professor (if given), and Coordinator.
There are specific days for giving presentations. The next possible dates will be announce via E-mail. Please contact the Managing Director and Coordinator for further information.
The student coordinator can provide you with a list of approved internship positions from prior years. You can get the list Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the office hours. Please contact us, we will be glad to assist you.
Career Centre Plus
The Career Center Plus offers a comprehensive range of events for students and alumni from all faculties. The center offers the following profile:
- Application practice
- Lectures related to careers and professional opportunities
Internship databases Germany:
Akademiker-Online (in German)
Other German Database:
Stepstone (offers are also available in english)
WTO – World Trade Organization
UN Human Rights Commission:
UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
ECB – European Central Bank
Intership databases World:
Internship databases USA:
Internship databases Eastern Europe:
Praktikumsboerse am Osteuropainstitut der Freien Universität Berlin (offers in german language)
JOE – Junge Osteuropa Experten (Click on “Chancen”)
Some Private Enterprises:
German Institutions of Development cooperation:
For more organisations in Germany proposed by (BMZ) see:
For more organisations for internships in foreign countries proposed by (BMZ) see:
Vacancies in the development cooperation:
Different internship vacancies: