Internship Master CEP

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Students of the M.Sc. CEP have a mandatory internship as part of their study plan (module M15).

Please refer to the Internship regulations CEP in their current version for the applicable rules and regulations for this internship.
Only internships which fulfil the regulations laid out in this document can be credited as the mandatory internship of CEP in the sense of module M15.

For the recognition of an internship, the following documents must be submitted to the Internship Office (by email: cbi-praktikumsamt@fau.de):

  • Internship certificate with the name of the intern, the duration of the internship and a short but meaningful description of the activities completed.
  • Matriculation number
  • Degree programme

Non-EU nationals: Please see the rules and regulations applicable for working in Germany here.

Internship office

Study Service Centre
Department CBI
Immerwahrstr. 2a
91058 Erlangen

Email: cbi-praktikumsamt@fau.de
Phone: (+49) 9131/8520621

Opening hours:

Currently only individual appointments on Zoom or on site can be booked via our booking system:

Internship regulations

Students of the M.Sc. CEP have a mandatory internship as part of their study plan (module M15).

Please refer to the Internship regulations CEP in their current version for the applicable rules and regulations for this internship.
Only internships which fulfil the regulations laid out in this document can be credited as the mandatory internship of CEP in the sense of module M15.

Hints for the search of an internship

Hints on how to apply can be found here:

Hints on where to look for placements:

  • The department CBI keeps a list of companies where students of the department have done internships in the past. The list covers placements both in Germany and abroad.
  • The alumni network of the Faculty of Engineering offers a job and internship portal.
  • Additionally the  Stellenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg lists internship and job placements.
  • The Job portal of FAU also entails internship positions. Make sure to check out the job portals of other universities, too.
  • Jobbörse and StudentJob are other portals for student jobs and internships.
  • At the CONTACT-fair you can connect with companies.
  • Usually large companies have their own career portals. Please make sure to search for placement offers on their respective websites.

Internships abroad

Doing your internship abroad is possible as well.

Below you can find portals which publish internship positions abroad as well as organisations and student associations that offer or arrange internship exchange programmes free of charge.

 

 

FAQs

Does the 120 day rule apply to the mandatory internship?

Please see the rules and regulations applicable for working in Germany here.

Compulsory placements which you are required to do according to the examination regulations are exempt from the 120 day rule.

Compulsory placements are only exempt from the 120 day rule for the number of working days specified in the examination regulations. Any days worked which go beyond the number of working days specified are deducted from the 120 days. Please see: www.fau.eu/education/international/from-abroad/important-information/employment-and-placements/#collapse_5/.

Please also note the following:

The 120 day rule must be taken seriously. The employment regulations for international students are very strict. In case of violations of the rules deportations are possible.

What do I need to do to get the internship credited in my transcript?

For the recognition of an internship please hand in the following documents to the Internship Office (by email: cbi-praktikumsamt@fau.de):

  • Internship certificate with the name of the intern, the duration of the internship and a short but meaningful description of the activities completed.
  • Matriculation number
  • Degree programme

The certificate needs to be handed in at the latest until:

  • August 31st for recognition in the summer term
  • February 28th for recognition in the winter term

How long does the recognition of the internship take?

The recognition of the internship can take up to 8 weeks, therefore it is recommended to submit the documents as soon as possible.

Which types of placements can be recognized as the mandatory internship?

An internship (in industry), a working-study job (Werksstudententätigkeit), an occupation in a laboratory or research facility in a university (including the FAU) or other research institutes (also abroad) can be carried out as an internship provided that it is an engineering-related activity in accordance with the internship guidelines.

Can previous internships or professional activities be recognized?

The recognition of previous internships is possible, provided that the activities carried out correspond to the engineering-related internship and the regulations set out in the internship guidelines. For recognition, appropriate evidence must be submitted in accordance with the internship guidelines.

If I want to conduct a longer internship during the semester which rules apply?

In order to be able to complete a longer internship during the semester, please observe the rules of the Student Office on the subject of “leave of absence“. You can find the relevant application and guidelines under the following link. If you have further questions, please refer to the Student Record’s Office.

Where can I get a confirmation that the internship is part of my studies?

A confirmation of the mandatory internship can be requested from the Internship Office. The following information is required: full name, date of birth and degree programme.
A confirmation can only be issued for the duration of the mandatory internship.