Universities prepare students for professional activities that require the application of scientific knowledge and methods. With the "Bachelor" degree, students acquire a first professional qualification. During internships, they learn to apply the knowledge they have acquired outside the university as a place of learning. In this way, practical references are established and transfer competence is practiced. Depending on the subject culture, the focus is on different competencies. The internship office supports students in finding the right internship.
At Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, all Bachelor's degree programs in the Department of Business, Economics and Social Sciences include integrated internship semesters. The Faculty of Engineering prefers the practice-oriented final module, in which a phase of operational activity leads to the completion of the final thesis.
Students benefit from the practical phases, as they gain
- acquire further subject-specific and interdisciplinary competencies,
- orient themselves professionally,
- grow through the tasks of the internship
- absorb the norms and values of the professional world
- Acquire references and establish networks.
The Internship Office prepares the practical phases together with the internship officers of the university. They inform the students about the requirements and specifications specific to the course of study. The lecturers accompany the internship as mentors and evaluate it together with the student. There are already long-standing practical cooperations with many companies and institutions.
Within the Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, other terms for the internship are common, such as practical semester or practical study. It is always a longer coherent phase that takes place in suitable companies or institutions. The practical assignments are obligatory and therefore regulated in the regulations in terms of content and time. All internship regulations can be found in the individual study programs, often as an appendix to the study regulations.
(International) Business Administration
at least 20 weeks
Health and Social Services
at least 100 days
at least 100 days
at least 20 weeks
On an independent website, under Internships, there is an internship exchange with current advertisements. Furthermore, there is a database of potential internship companies for orientation purposes, which is continuously updated.
The practical phases are regulated differently in the individual study programs. There are therefore different templates. Contracts from companies, authorities or institutions are generally accepted in equal measure. However, in order for study program-specific specifications to be verified, it is necessary in most cases to complete a job description. Most templates are forms created with a special program and are available as writable PDFs. This only works if the files are downloaded to your own PC. Otherwise, the data entered will not be saved. It is highly appreciated if the forms are filled in with the PC.
Please note that there are separate templates for the Public Management program.
If you can prove that you will be on an internship for at least 20 weeks in the new semester (i.e. from 01.04. or 01.10.) and apply for this in good time (at the end of the previous semester), the semester ticket fee will be waived. You can find the application for this at the Study Service Center under "Applications and Information Sheets".