Mandatory Internship

Many programs of study provide for a mandatory internship, which you must complete during your studies. A mandatory internship thus always needs to be included in your personal degree planning. Depending on its duration, the mandatory internship can be completed during the semester break or during an academic leave of absence. Since most companies only offer internships of three months or more, longer internships are also recognized as mandatory internships. And of course, the longer the internship lasts, the more experience you will gain. In addition to the mandatory internship, you should also plan further internships or, for example, a working student position in order to gather additional practical experience during your studies.

Internship report and recognition

3 steps to recognition

Write your internship report. Please observe the formatting rules and content requirements.

Please submit your internship report online. The upload to ILIAS is linked to a short questionnaire. 

ILIAS course for the submission of the internship report

We will review your report. After it has been recognized as a mandatory internship, the internship will be shown in your transcript of records on Portal² together with the corresponding number of ECTS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Internship Database

Find an internship, a traineeship, a job as a student assistant or working student – or even your first regular job.


Overview of mandatory internships completed by other students – sorted by year, location, program and subject.

Advising and contact

Heike Hofmann

Heike Hofmann

Internship Manager
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities – Dean's Office
Schloss – Room EO 285
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue 10–12 a.m.
Open consultation hours in room EO 285

Wed 10–12 a.m.
Online consultation hours – please make an appointment via