External internship (B.Sc., M.Sc.)
In the Bachelor's and Master's programmes you can contribute the module “External Internship” (5 CP) once in total. In the respective regulations (see download area) you can read in which areas this can be contributed and you will find the exact module description.
The internship must have a certain relation to the professional practice of mathematicians. This must be certified by a lecturer of the department. The best thing to do is to contact a lecturer with a concrete proposal before the beginning of the internship and discuss the further procedure. Unfortunately, the Department of Mathematics cannot actively arrange internships. But if you are looking for ideas, here is the lecture series Heute Mathe, morgen…? here.
The department supports industrial internships. In some courses of study there is even the possibility to include industrial internships as study achievements (external internship). In other courses of studies at least a certificate can be issued that the industrial internship is approved. The prerequisite is that the industrial internship provides further education, represents a meaningful supplement to the studies and thus increases the student's chances of employment in the planned profession. The regulation is not intended to promote underpaid activities without social benefits. Working student activities without a concrete reference to the chosen course of study can therefore not be credited.
A short (approx. 1 page) project description must be submitted to the chairman of the examination board for approval. He decides whether the industrial internship is supported and issues a corresponding certificate.
In the following courses of studies an industrial internship can be included in the course of studies: Bachelor's degree course from PO 2011 and Master's degree course from PO 2011, where the external internship with 5 CP is available.
Look for a professor of the department who has the strongest possible connection to the industrial internship you are planning and submit the project description to him/her. He/she will decide whether the industrial internship fits into your course of studies and will be supervised by him/her. You will report to him/her and submit an elaboration at the end. If necessary, you will present your internship in a seminar. You will then receive recognition for the external internship.
Leave of absence
Please note that you can also take leave of absence for a study-related internship, the duration of which takes up a larger part of a semester.
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