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Important note

All internships (and also work activities) that were started after the bachelor's degree and meet the other criteria for creditability can be claimed!

The internship at a glance

Type of internship: Psychological professional field

Duration according to PO2014: 480 hours, divisible into 2 x 240 hours
Duration according to PO2020: 320 hours, divisible into 2 x 160 hours (+ 40 hours for internship report)

Responsible: Dr. Veronika Krawiec & Dr. Anne-Fernandine Seyer
Concerns about the internship should be clarified by sending an e-mail to: ''"

The 2014 examination regulations stipulate a work placement of 480 hours (12 weeks full-time) , the 2020 examination regulations stipulate 360 hours (8 weeks full-time with 320 hours + 40 hours processing time for the work placement report). You can complete this internship either full-time or part-time, in one go or in two parts. Make sure that each part of the internship comprises at least half of the weeks of work required for the internship module (PO2014: 6 weeks, PO2020: 4 weeks), otherwise no credit is possible. Longer internships can of course be credited without any problems.

You cannot complete a compulsory internship during a semester of leave.

Find out about the availability of internship places at the internship position of your choice. How much time there is between applying and starting the internship varies. This can vary between one year and one week. You should therefore enquire as early as possible. Here is what you need to do as soon as you have been accepted:

Before starting the internship, the position must be approved. Please send an e-mail to Praktikum-MScPsych[at]uni-kassel[dot]de with the following details:

  • Name of the institution, department/area if applicable,
  • Name and qualifications of the supervisor,
  • Period in which the internship is to take place
  • The degree program in which you are enrolled
  • The version of the examination regulations you are studying under (e.g. PO2014) 
  • Your current semester of study
  • Your matriculation number

After completing the internship, please send the following documents electronically as a pdf to  Praktikum-MScPsych[at]uni-kassel[dot]de:

  • an internship certificate from the internship provider (duration and type of activities) and
  • an internship report based on the internship question naire (PO2014: 15 pages or 6 - 8 pages for a partial internship, PO 2020:  10 pages or 5 pages for a partial internship). Please ensure that the questionnaire and the certificate are completed correctly (e.g. weekly working hours or total hours).

The documents will then normally be processed within 2-3 weeks and the internship will be recorded in your transcript of records.

The internship should be completed at an institution that employs a full-time person with a degree in psychology (Diploma, B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Psychology) or a person with a comparable degree, who takes over the guidance and supervision of the interns .

Students usually look for suitable internships themselves. You can find a list of internships here. However, you can also look for your own internships in Germany and abroad. The independent search for your internship enables you to carry out the internship according to your interests and should prepare you for your later job search.

It is possible to complete your internship in the Master's program at the same internship location as in the Bachelor's program.

You can also complete an internship in an academic context. In this case, it is best to contact the relevant member of staff. The research internship can be completed either during the lecture-free period or during the lecture period, as a full-time or part-time internship. You make all these arrangements directly with your supervisor. Once you have both reached an agreement, your supervisor must submit an informal application to the Examination Board, providing information on the following: Internship period, supervisor, internship tasks (should provide as comprehensive an insight as possible into the field of research). 
Registration with the module supervisor of the internship (Praktikum-MScPsych[at]uni-kassel[dot]de) is your responsibility.

If you would like to complete an internship abroad, you are also welcome to do so. Please contact the internship coordinators(Praktikum-MScPsych[at]uni-kassel[dot]de).

It is possible from the point of view of the Master Psychology to let one and the same internship count for different study programs. For example, an internship to be completed for the Clinical Master's degree can also be counted in the Master's degree in Psychology; for this purpose, it should be registered in time and thereby meet the conventional criteria applicable to the Master's degree in Psychology.

It is permitted to have internships or professional activities completed after the Bachelor's degree recognized as a "Career-oriented internship" module of the Master's degree in Psychology. The prerequisite is that the same general conditions are met. This means that the activity must have taken place in a psychological professional field and fulfill the necessary time requirements. To have your documents checked, please contact Praktikum-MScPsych[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, preferably with a reference that includes a description of your work. If recognition is possible, you must then complete the usual formalities and prepare an internship report.