For all questions regarding (compulsory) internships, such as:
- How do I find a suitable internship?
- What are the requirements?
- How do I get a certificate stating that it is a compulsory internship?
- What deadlines must be met?
- Who records my registration and confirms that I have completed my internship?
…you are in the right place.
There are numerous digital platforms for internships / jobs that you can find online and that allow you to choose from a large nationwide / international offer. If you have questions about credit for a specific position, please feel free to contact us.
In your internship / working student position, you must be engaged in activities that are relevant to your studies. This means that content that is learned theoretically in lectures must be applied practically.
The guidelines for recognition can be found in the examination regulations and in the module handbook. There are no independent internship regulations.
Yes, if the work-study activity corresponds to an internship in terms of content and time (320 hours).
There is no obligation to register before the start of the internship. However, if you are unsure whether your intended placement is creditable, you should contact us in advance to confirm creditability.
The internship must last 8 weeks or 320 hours and can be completed after the end of the 2nd semester. Whether you complete your internship during the semester break or during the semester is up to you.
No, you can start your internship immediately after the 2nd semester.
No, the internship serves to apply study-relevant content in practice. Therefore, only activities from the end of the 2nd semester onwards can be credited.
For a general certificate, please fill out the form “Allgemeine Bescheinigung”, for a company-specific certificate, please fill out the form “Unternehmensspezifische Bescheinigung” (both see downloads) and send it to wiwi-praktikum(at)ruhr-uni-bochum.de.
No, the same conditions apply to internships completed abroad.
Holidays are not included in the 8-week compulsory internship. However, if your contract extends beyond the required 8 weeks, you may take leave.
If you are studying one of the following degree programmes:
- Bachelor: Management and Economics
- Master: Sales Economics
- Master: Economic Policy Consulting
you will automatically be registered in FlexNow for the compulsory internship.
As long as you have not yet completed the internship, the Flexnow data sheet will list the corresponding module as „angemeldet (AN)“ and „nicht bestanden (NB)“. The automatic registration serves solely administrative purposes for the later booking of passed performances and does NOT MEAN that you have to complete the internship immediately. Only the regulations for the internship in your degree programme apply according to the examination regulations and the further explanations in the module handbook.
Hinweis: Nach Beendigung des Praktikums sind oben genannte Unterlagen abzugeben!
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