Internships

In the master's programme Cultural History of Modern Europe, doing an internship is a compulsory part of the programme.

Why do an internship?

Representing a perfect chance to put academic theory into working practice, an internship not only serves as a vital link between academic study and the labour market, it is also the perfect opportunity to better come to grips with your talents, skills and abilities and to explore the practical value of your university education. Internships offer many other advantages, including:

  • Invaluable practical experience. Gained, for instance, from taking part in an actual selection procedure or the daily operations of a company.
  • Increased appeal of your CV. Previous working experience is a great way to draw the eye of prospective employers. 
  • Better employment prospects. After graduation, many students work for their former internship provider.
  • New networking contacts. These will benefit you both during your studies and after graduation

Usually students do an internship at an institution in the cultural field, such as a museum, archive, heritage institution, ministry or other government institution, non-profit institutions or at publishers, media or other companies with a cultural objective.

Step-by-step plan (Research) Master's internship

The steps below will help you prepare for your internship. Please read these carefully together with the detailed HUM Internship manual – (Research) Master’s (pdf), which includes important information on finding an internship, internships abroad, writing the internship work plan, registering in Osiris, supervision, keeping a logbook and writing the final report and evaluation.

Please be aware that the corona pandemic may affect your internship. Read these guidelines to find out what you should keep in mind while the corona measures are still in place.

more information

If you want to know more, or if you have any questions about internships, contact your programme coordinator. If you have questions about your enrolment in OSIRIS, you can contact the Internship Office Humanities.