Moodle-course „Praktikum Ethnologie“
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General information on internships
Internships and research projects are an essential part of the orientation phase while studying anthropology. Every student is advised to accomplish at least one internship or study project during the course of studies in order to gain beneficial experience and to develop preferences for future career paths. Internships and study projects are very rewarding for students’ personal and professional progress and they are often required by future employers. During internships and study projects students have the chance to forge important links often resulting in future cooperation. For this reason internships and study projects are not only starting points to develop professional networks, but they are also the foundation to acquire comprehensive professional qualifications. In many fields, anthropological methods and concepts can be applied and broadened.
BA-students must accomplish a four-week internship. In order to pass the requirement, students have to write a short report about the internship or the study project and also a 12-page academic assignment which looks deeper into the subject or topic of the internship or study project. The advisory service for internships and studies overseas supports students in finding and deciding on adequate internships and it is also responsible for supervising the compulsory assignments. Please contact the advisor for internships and studies abroad before starting your internship to gain approval for your specific internship program according to the BA-Studies guidelines.
The internship is also a good chance to gain international work experience and more than one hundred students have made use of this possibility over the past few years (please have a look at this list). Moreover, if you plan an international internship you can apply for Promos or Erasmus internship grants.