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Internships

We offer internships to students between July 15th, 2019 and February 14th, 2020.
Application deadline: May 30th, 2019

The IFSH offers unpaid internships for advanced students who have completed at least three semesters of their first degree.

Interns are assigned a personal supervisor, whom they assist. The tasks they are required to perform depend upon their supervisor’s current projects. Typical tasks include research, book reviewing, documentation and translation, depending on the skills the intern brings. Participation in academic meetings and the IFSH’s weekly research colloquium offers insights into the planning, execution and evaluation of academic projects with a high degree of practical relevance and topicality

Internships generally last at least six weeks. The IFSH is only able to accept enrolled students. If the internship is intended to be longer than 6 weeks, students need to give a proof that this is in order to fulfill their course requirements. This generally does not apply to graduates that are between two degrees (i.e. BA and MA or MA and PhD).

Demand for internship placements is always highest during the semester break. As capacities are limited, we must ask all applicants to send us their applications at least six months before the internship is due to begin. This will also allow us to provide applicants with a timely response. The application should detail three preferred sets of dates for the internship/placement (a minimum of six weeks each).

To apply, please send:

  • a letter of motivation
  • a résumé/curriculum vitae (including contact details, an overview of professional experience, language skills and academic achievements)
  • transcript of records (including grades, where appropriate).

The application should detail two preferred sets of dates for the internship (a minimum of six weeks each). Moreover, please specify which IFSH research unit (ZEUS, IFAR, CORE) you would prefer to be placed with, and detail relevant qualifications and interests you bring to that area.

If the internship length is to exceed 6 weeks, supporting documents illustrating the requirement of an internship or financial funding (see above) are to be included.

Please send all enquiries and applications (a single pdf document < 3 mb) directly to:
Madeleine Köhler
email: praktikum@ifsh.de