Is your graduation on the horizon, or are you required to complete an internship as part of your school education?
We offer school internships in various vocations to help pupils choose a profession and offer them a chance to become acquainted with the University of Münster as an employer.
Please inform yourself in advance as to what profession or vocational area you are interested in and make sure to apply early as there are only a limited number of internships available. The best time to apply for a school internship is about three to four months before the internship is supposed to begin. For more information on our vocational training activities, click here.
You can find an overview of the professions, for which we offer training, in the FAQs below and on our online portal. You can apply directly for internship openings online via the portal. When you apply, be sure to have the following documents and information prepared:
- answers to the questions: “Why are you interested in this profession?” and “What professionally related experience/insights from private/school life can you bring to the internship?”
- CV and most recent report card
- if applicable, info letter from your school regarding the internship requirements
The procedure for awarding internships at the University of Münster is not based on a central list of openings. Rather, we try to offer each candidate a suitable position based on their individual profile, and that in coordination with the respective departmental coordinator. Consequently, we cannot provide you with any information on the phone regarding your prospects of being selected. Thank you for your understanding.
Who should I send my application to?
You can submit your application via the application portal of the WWU. Click the button “Online-Bewerbung” to apply directly for a school internship in the profession of your choice.
What happens during the application process?
After receiving your application, we assess whether we can offer you an internship. We will then contact you. Please be patient as it can take two to three weeks before you receive a response from us.
What professions do you offer internships in?
You can get to know the following professions through a school internship:
- laboratory chemist
- electronics technician for energy and building technology
- electronics technician for devices and systems
- IT specialist in systems integration
- IT specialist in application development
- precision mechanic
- gardener in ornamental plant cultivation
- geoscientific preparator
- glass apparatus maker
- IT officer
- IT system electronics technician
- office management specialist
- sport and fitness specialist
It is not always possible to arrange internships at the time you desire. For example, internships as gardeners in ornamental plant cultivation can only be offered between March and October.
What if a school internship is not mandatory? Can I still apply for one voluntarily?
Yes, it is possible to complete a voluntary internship during your school years. If you would like to gain insight into professional life during your school holidays, we would be happy to receive your application.
When should I apply for my school internship?
The ideal time to apply for school internships is about three to four months before the internship is supposed to begin.
How do I know whether there are free internship spots available in my desired profession?
The University of Münster does not keep a fixed list of all internship openings. We try to arrange a suitable school internship for each applicant based on their individual profile.
Can I also get to know the study programmes at the WWU during my school internship?
School internships at the WWU are offered to introduce pupils to the professions for which we offer vocational training. If you are interested in the degree programmes at the University of Münster, we suggest contacting the Student Advice and Counselling Centre (ZSB).
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