Information for Students


Internship Report: Submission and Recognition

Please note that the firm where the internship is to take place must have been authorized by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) or a similar institution to train people! Internship reports have to be submitted during the 6-month period following the end of the internship. It is possible to submit an intership report via regular mail to the following address:

RWTH Aachen University
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Templergraben 64, Raum 620
52056 Aachen, Germany

Internships in university institutes and affiliated institutes, part-time jobs, student assistant jobs, jobs in a student's own firm, or jobs in a firm belonging to a family relative of a student will not be recognized.

Students will find a selection of available internships here. However, we recommend that students consult other sources in addition.


Written Confirmation that an Internship is Mandatory

Firms frequently request written confirmation that an intended internship is actually a mandatory component of a program of study. We can provide written confirmation for students on our School's B.Sc. in Business Administration program. Please send us an email and let us know if you need it. Your email should contain these information:

  • Field of studies
  • Matriculation number
  • Birth date
  • Company
  • Start date and end date of your internship

You can collect it during our consultation hours.

Students on the Business Administration and Engineering program should apply to the internship office of their specific engineering specialization!


Typical Departments in a Firm

A business administrative internship can be undertaken in various departments of a firm. Depending on your specific interests and abilitites, the following would all be suitable:

  • Controlling
  • Buying and procuring
  • Marketing
  • Materials management and logistics
  • Human resources
  • Accounting and finance (including taxation)
  • Auditing
  • Selling

If you are unsure about any aspects of an intended internship, please contact us for advice.
The above list is exemplary only and not exhaustive!


Nicht anerkennungsfähige Bereiche

Grundsätzlich gilt, dass Ihr Praktikum klar betriebswirtschaftliche bzw. kaufmännische Inhalte aufzeigen muss. Sollten Sie in Bereichen tätig sein, die Schnittstellen zu betriebswirtschaftlichen Bereichen aufweisen, ist das nicht ausreichend. Insbesondere klar technisch ausgerichtete Praktikumsinhalte werden von uns abgelehnt.

Typische nicht anerkennungsfähige Bereiche sind:

  • IT-Projekte und IT-Beratung
  • Produktion und Produktionsoptimierung
    (insbes. Änderungen des Produktionsprozesses)
  • Projektmanagement technischer Projekte
    (z.B. Entwicklungsprojekte)
  • Qualitätsmanagement

Sollten Sie im Hinblick auf die Anerkennung Ihres Praktikums unsicher sein, sprechen Sie uns bitte an.
Beachten Sie, dass die genannte Auflistung keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit hat.