Internship and Master Thesis

General information

Both the 19 - 26 week internship (BPS) and the Master Thesis are, in virtually all cases, executed at a company. It is the responsibility of each student to regularly apply on his or her own to potential companies to seek an internship position or a position for the Master Thesis.

In case you have prior working experience, the internship may be shortened. Please contact the BPS responsible, Prof. Krauss for details.

Information meeting

During the winter semester, a mandatory information meeting will be organised providing information and guidance for the application process.

Slides from the information meeting

Internship Admission and Execution

In compact form you find here the process outline for the admission and execution of the internship.

How to find Companies?

You may use the following starting points to find open positions:

  • Joboffers received at the faculty can be found here
  • Companies jobportals - especially bigger companies will offer this servcie
  • The H-DA job portal
  • The following portal especially for master thesis:
  • General job portal like Stepstone or Monster (sometimes the offers are not up to date, unfortunately)
  • focussing on engineering job offers and thesis

In addition you may contact Mr Jürgen Dworak or Mr Klein who have a list of companies interested in hiring H-DA students for internships or master thesises.
And last but not least every student has the option to look for international positions, e.g. in your home country.


Although there is no "the one and only right way" on how to write an application, there are many mistakes which should be avoided when applying at a German company.

The most important rule is: Be specific.

  • Why do you want to work for THIS company.
  • Why should the company select YOU

Inform yourself upfront about the company and the position. Try to meet the company representatives. Pick up the phone and try to talk to them before you apply. Avoid flowery statements in the cover letter and mention only those aspects which are relevant for this position. Never copy and paste application letters, every letter has to be unique! The letter is a buisiness letter, format it accordingly. Avoid spelling and grammar mistakes.

Some useful documents:

Training material from the Intercultural Forum

Recommendations on writing the application letter

Recommendations on writing the CV


The report for the BPS and Master Thesis are official examination documents and therefore should be written with the same care. Please read the following guideline document carefully before starting to write your report.

 Guidelines for BPS and Masterthesis report


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