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 currently not possible to submit an intership report via regular mail to the following address:

RWTH Aachen
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Templergraben 64, Raum 622

52056 Aachen

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 the following information:

  • Your degree program of study
  • Your matriculation number
  • Your date of birth
  • Name of the company offering the internship
  • Start date and end date of your internship
  • Any previously accredited period of mandatory internship (in weeks)

We will send you the written confirmation as a PDF file via e-mail.

Students on the Business Administration and Engineering program are kindly asked to 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:

  • Management accounting
  • Buying and procuring
  • Marketing
  • Materials management and logistics
  • Human resources
  • Production planning and control*
  • Accounting and finance (including taxation)
  • Auditing
  • Selling

* In this department, please ensure that your work tasks will be of a business administrative nature! We highly recommend that you discuss the matter with us beforehand.

Please note: The sector "Project management" can also be acceptable as long as the work involved is of a business administrative nature. Project management of technical projects is not acceptable. In any case, please discuss intended internships in the sector of project management with us first beforehand!

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


Areas that Will Fail to Gain Recognition

Generally speaking, the content of your internship must have a distinctive business adminstration orientation. It does not suffice if you are working in departments or areas which only interact with business adminstration departments! In particular, internship content which has a distinctive technical orientation will not be recognized by the Internship Office of the School.

Typical areas which will fail to gain recognition from the School are:

  • IT projects and IT consulting
  • Production and production optimization (in particular, changes to the production process)
  • Project management of technical projects (e.g. development projects)
  • Quality management

If you have any concerns that your intended internship might fail to gain recognition, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us first. Please note that the above list of typical areas which will fail to gain recognition makes no claim to be exhaustive!