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International Internships

Students who could establish the contact to practice through an internship or a student job, usually make an easier and more successful career start after obtaining their degree in social sciences, in order to take a position corresponding to their qualification. Internships abroad are especially attractive as a chance to get the international working experience, learn the work processes and organizational structures in a specific country.


The Internships Officer of the faculty offers support to the students:

  • individual consultations
  • aid in finding and applying for an internship
  • individual support during the internship


Internship abroad with ERASMUS


Students of the RUB can apply for ERASMUS funding to pursue an internship if the following requirements are met:

  • you are a regular student at the RUB
  • you have applied for a mandatory or voluntary internship in a study-relevant field
  • you have got an official confirmation of the internship by the institution
  • the internship lasts min. 2 full months (60 days) till max. 12 full months
  • you have arranged all relevant insurances for the stay abroad
  • you have not been supported by ERASMUS for 12 month in a study phase


The funding is dependent on the land of the internship: 290-410 EUR monthly. Only full months can be funded.

Please apply at the latest 1 month before the start of the internship.


More information here.



Internship abroad with PROMOS

Students may apply for PROMOS when interning abroad in companies or organisations worldwide (except ERASMUS member states, a funding for Switzerland is possible). Eligible for funding are those internships lasting six weeks to three months. The funding period starts on 1 January 2018 and ends on 28 February 2019.


  • German citizenship or persons who are on a par with Germans according to § 8 Absatz 1 Ziffer 2 ff., Absatz 2, 2a und 3 BAföG (International degree-seeking students enrolled at RUB can be funded in all subprogrammes, as long as they do not intend to stay in their home country)
  • Enrolled at Ruhr-Universität as full-time students
  • Good academic records



Travel allowance between € 125 and € 1,950 (depending on the host country and duration of stay)

Monthly scholarship of € 300 (for the following countries the scholarship mounts up to 400 € or 500 €: Angola, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kongo, USA and Venezuela)

Applications of students who already receive public funding will be checked additionally


More information here.

Internship Officer

Dr. Helena Hartlieb

Room: GD 1/165
Tel.: (0234) 32-22990 (E-mail contact preferred)
Website and consultation hours:


Informations of the International Office

Erasmus Internships