Practical internship semesters, carried out under the supervision of companies with close interconnection of theory and experience, constitute a major feature of practically-oriented studies at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.
Students' academic knowledge is complemented by their application of it into the industry over a period of 95 days. The requirements of internships for different study programs are detailed in the respective Studien- und Prüfungsordnung (Curriculum and Examination regulations) and in faculties' information material.
Usually students must find a suitable position themselves; however they are supported in this by the responsible professors of each department or by the Liaison Office for Integrated Traineeships.
The student then signs a contract with the company. Sample contracts are provided by the secretarial offices of each department.
Please see the Curriculum and Examination regulations for information on the project work necessary to document the internship semester. During an internship semester, full student status is maintained; however it is not possible to hold a position in the AStA or other student administrative body.
During Bachelor's studies, an internship semester is integrated, usually in the 5th semester.
During Master's studies, a project semester is integrated, in the course of which the master's thesis is carried out. The project semester includes project preparation, the project itself, thesis, and final adjustments.
Please see the overview at Program duration for the exact position of respective internship semesters.