The Internship Semester –
an insight into the professional world
Start in Professional Life
Everything you have learned during your studies is put into practice in the fifth semester. But not only that, you will also learn a lot of new things.
With a portfolio of your previous work, you apply independently (usually in the fourth semester) to companies, agencies and design offices in Germany or abroad. Here, everyone will find a suitable employer for the six-month internship, because every company has a different focus or different clients.
Once you have found an exciting agency or an interesting company for you, you will usually be invited for an interview just like in a normal job. If this was successful, the last steps are the formalities such as the employment contract.
After the fourth semester you will start directly into the daily work routine. With your new colleagues you will work on different projects and may be entrusted with small projects. You can supplement your knowledge in different areas and gain first experiences in working life.
As an integral part of your studies, the practical semester must be successfully completed before you can be admitted to the sixth semester. Information on internship positions, address lists and contact persons at suitable institutions can be obtained from the Student Secretariat.
Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker
Internship abroad and subsidy through Erasmus+
If you want to do your internship in another European country, it can be subsidised via Erasmus in addition to a monthly salary of up to 999 Euros. The application has to be made via the coordination office KOOR/BEST of the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe and must be submitted at least one month before the start of the internship. Further application requirements and information about the funding can be found directly on the website.
If you have any questions, please contact the International Office: