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Information on Internships During Studies

The studies at the design department are complemented by specialised internships, which are registered with and supervised by teachers of the department. Internships help to prepare students for their future professional field of activity and provide a realistic idea of the professional reality and the possibilities of the intended professional field.


Requirements & Remuneration

The remuneration should not fall below the legal minimum wage.
In addition, it is important that you get an insight into the professional field and are not mainly employed with undemanding work or already as an independent designer and in this way replace a full employee for the company.


Bachelor interface design, communication design, product design:

  • 22 weeks minimum duration

European media studies:

  • 6 weeks minimum duration; 8 weeks recommended

Registration & Report Drafting

All information for students of design studies can be found here.

All information for students of european media studies can be found here.

Incom workspace

In the Incom workspace you will find all important information as well as useful tips on the topic of internships.

Incom Workspace "Practical Semester"

Tips & Tricks

The independent student magazine semikolon published a small article with tips and tricks for the design internship in february 2021.

semicolon article

Girlande mit internationalen Flaggen

Internships abroad

An internship abroad is especially recommended in addition to a period of study abroad. Internships abroad can be funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), among others. A list of partner universities as well as detailed information on the topic of internships abroad can be found on the pages of the international office.

International Office


For the design degree programmes, the internship officer accepts the informal registration of the planned internship, stating the supervising company, and is available to answer questions about the procedure.

Internship officer design degree programmes

Prof. Reto Wettach

Prof. Reto Wettach

Professor for Design of Physical and Virtual Interfaces

Office hours
Wed 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Fri 1.30 – 2.30 pm
(does not apply during the semester break)



Internship officer European Media Studies

Prof. Dr. Heiko Christians
University of Potsdam