Important components of the Bachelor's program in Information Management are the two internship phases, in the 4th and 7th semester. The professionally relevant activities in a company, a public institution or a scientific library should contribute significantly to preparing students for their future professional field of activity. The students get a realistic idea of the professional reality as well as the possibilities, limits and problems of the desired professional field.
Professional reality through internship phases
The students get a realistic idea of the professional reality as well as the possibilities, limits and problems of the intended professional field. Through their own observation and guided collaboration, they get to know the essential tasks and activities of their future professional field. In addition, students build up in-depth practical knowledge and skills during the internship phases.
During the internship phases the students are supervised in a professional manner. After the completion, the students reflect on the activities they have carried out during the internship, in particular they prepare a report and present their internship position to interested students of all semesters in a colloquium.
Due to the close connection between the internship phases and the competences acquired during the course of study, professional experience gained by students prior to their studies cannot be recognised.
The first internship phase (4th semester) lasts 22 weeks, the second phase (7th semester) lasts eleven weeks. The practical activities of the second practical phase can be related to the topic of the bachelor thesis, which is designed for nine weeks. The exact requirements for the practical phase are in the Internship Phase Regulations
A few current postings for internships in various areas of information management can be found under the menu item Internships.