Internship Office of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Requirements
  • Proof of the completed required internship activity

Procedure
  • In person presentation of the internship certificates during the consultation hours of Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fenner. Due to the corona crisis, please submit your internship records in digital form as one pdf file by email to . Please note your study course and the matriculation number.

Internship Office of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fenner

c/o Institut für Baubetrieb

Visiting address:

  • El-Lissitzky-Straße 1, 64287 Darmstadt
  • Building L3|01, Room A29

Postal address:

  • Postfach 100636, 64206 Darmstadt

Package adress:

  • Zentrale Poststelle Lichtwiese
  • Alarich-Weiss-Straße 1, 64287 Darmstadt

Cancellation and postponement of office hours
  • Due to the corona crisis, there will be no attendance hours until further notice. Alternatively, an online consultation in Zoom is possible. Please send your request to
Implementation regulations, on Section 11(2) of the APB: General Admission Requirements – Internship
Before registering for the bachelor's thesis, proof of an internship of 60 working days is required. Further details are regulated by the internship regulations of the Bachelor's programme in Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Annex IV).
Annex IV to the implementation regulations: Internship regulations
(1) Aim of the internship

Students shall complete an internship in preparation for their professional practice. Its purpose is to give an insight into the activities of civil engineering and geodesy as well as the organisation and human-social problems of the work process and to provide basic knowledge of the associated work procedures.
(2) Duration of the internship
The minimum duration of the internship is 60 working days. The internship cannot be waived. Sick days are not counted towards the internship.
(3) Time of the internship
The internship should be completed before the course of study or, in justified exceptional cases, during the lecture-free period of the basic studies, if possible bundled in larger periods of time.
(4) Activities during the internship
Practical work on a construction site, in a workshop, in an engineering or planning office or in a subject-related authority shall be deemed to be a valid internship. Internships may be carried out in any institution which offers activities in accordance with these regulations. The internship office does not provide placement or recommendations. Vocational training with a technical reference to civil engineering or geodesy are also activities in the sense of these internship regulations.
(5) Reporting on the internship
The internship activities carried out shall be documented by certificates from the supervising body. A certificate must contain the following information:
- Name and location of the company, engineering or planning office, authority,
- Name of the intern,
- Date and duration of the internship,
- Nature of the activities carried out during the internship
If the internship was completed abroad, the Internship Office may require a certified translation of the certificate.
(6) Recognition of the internship
For the recognition of the internship, the certificates must be presented to the Internship Office during office hours in good time before registration for the Bachelor's thesis.
(7) Proof of the internship
Proof of the internship activity recognized by the Internship Office must be presented when registering for the Bachelor's thesis. This is, among other things, a prerequisite for admission to this examination..
(8) Concluding remarks
It is the student's responsibility to make the best possible use of the advantages of internships. These internship regulations only define the minimum requirements. It is recommended that students complete additional internships in line with their subject specialisation. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering encourages and supports the completion of the internship abroad.
Internship regulations of the degree programme Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bachelor of Science), in German
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For the degree programme in Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bachelor of Science) at TU Darmstadt students must complete an internship of at least 60 working days for career orientation and preparation for professional practice.
The purpose of this internship is to give an insight into the professional field of Environmental Engineering as well as the organisation and human-social problems of the work process. It also supports the evaluation of one's own choice of study.
Generally, the internship should be completed before the degree programme, subdivided into larger sections or partial internships. However, it can also be completed after the start of the degree programme within the first two semesters. The internship is therefore not a component of the degree programme, but is to be considered as preliminary work for the degree programme.
Practical work in a subject-related company or engineering office and in a subject-related authority is regarded as internship activity.
The internship activities must be documented by certificates from the institution offering the internship (company/engineering office/authority). A certificate must contain the following information:
- name and location of the institution offering the internship,
- name of the intern,
- period and duration of the internship,
- internship activities carried out.
Internship regulations of the degree programme Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bachelor of Science), in German
*.pdf (opens in new tab)
Implementation regulations, on Section 11(2) of the APB: General Admission Requirements – Internship
Before registering for the bachelor's thesis, proof of an internship of 60 working days is required. Further details are regulated by the internship regulations of the Bachelor's programme Environmental Engineering (Annex IV).
Annex IV to the implementation regulations: Internship regulations
(1) Aim of the internship

Students shall complete an internship in preparation for their professional practice. Its purpose is to give an insight into the activities of Environmental Engineering as well as the organisation and human-social problems of the work process and to provide basic knowledge of the associated work procedures.
(2) Duration of the internship
The minimum duration of the internship is 60 working days. The internship cannot be waived. Sick days are not counted towards the internship.
(3) Time of the internship
The internship should be completed before the course of study or, in justified exceptional cases, during the lecture-free period of the basic studies, if possible bundled in larger periods of time.
(4) Activities during the internship
Practical work on a construction site, in a workshop, in an engineering or planning office or in a subject-related authority shall be deemed to be a valid internship. Internships may be carried out in any institution which offers activities in accordance with these regulations. The Internship Office does not provide placement or recommendations. Vocational training with a technical reference to environmental engineering are also activities in the sense of these internship regulations.
(5) Reporting on the internship
The internship activities carried out shall be documented by certificates from the supervising body. A certificate must contain the following information:
- Name and location of the company, engineering or planning office, authority,
- Name of the intern,
- Date and duration of the internship,
- Nature of the activities carried out during the internship
If the internship was completed abroad, the Internship Office may require a certified translation of the certificate.
(6) Recognition of the internship
For the recognition of the internship, the certificates must be presented to the Internship Office during office hours in good time before registration for the Bachelor's thesis.
(7) Proof of the internship
Proof of the internship activity recognized by the Internship Office must be presented when registering for the Bachelor's thesis. This is, among other things, a prerequisite for admission to this examination.
(8) Concluding remarks
It is the student's responsibility to make the best possible use of the advantages of internships. These internship regulations only define the minimum requirements. It is recommended that students complete additional internships in line with their subject specialisation. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering encourages and supports the completion of the internship abroad.
Internship regulations of the degree programme Environmental Engineering (Bachelor of Science), in German
*.pdf (opens in new tab)
For the degree programme in Environmental Engineering (Bachelor of Science) at TU Darmstadt students must complete an internship of at least 60 working days for career orientation and preparation for professional practice.
The purpose of this internship is to give an insight into the professional field of Environmantal Engineering as well as the organisation and human-social problems of the work process. It also supports the evaluation of one's own choice of study.
Generally, the internship should be completed before the degree programme, subdivided into larger sections or partial internships. However, it can also be completed after the start of the degree programme within the first two semesters. The internship is therefore not a component of the degree programme, but is to be considered as preliminary work for the degree programme.
Practical work in a subject-related company or engineering office and in a subject-related authority is regarded as internship activity.
The internship activities must be documented by certificates from the institution offering the internship (company/engineering office/authority). A certificate must contain the following information:
- name and location of the institution offering the internship,
- name of the intern,
- period and duration of the internship,
- internship activities carried out.
Internship regulations of the degree programme Environmental Engineering (Bachelor of Science), in German
*.pdf (opens in new tab)
Implementation regulations, on Section 11(2) of the APB: General admission requirements – Internship
The prerequisite for admission to the course of study is proof of practical experience. Alternatively, the internship can be made up during the course of studies. In this case, proof must be provided before registering for the Master's thesis. Further details are set out in the Internship Regulations (Annex IV).
Annex IV to the implementation regulations: Internship regulations
1. In order to sufficiently understand the technical lectures and exercises as well as to prepare for their future professional work, students of the Master's programme in Traffic and Transport are required to complete a practical activity. Its purpose is to provide the student with knowledge of working methods in the transport sector and to give insight into the organisation and human-social problems of the work process. It is the intern's responsibility to make the best possible use of the advantages that practical work can have for vocational training. The directives only set out the minimum requirements for the selection and duration of practical work.
2. The minimum duration of the practical activity is 40 working days. This activity is a part of the studies and cannot be waived. Exceptions, e.g. in the case of physically disabled persons, require the approval of the Internship Office. Sick days are not counted towards the internship.
3. The practical work can be done either before the studies or during the semester break, if possible in larger time periods.
4. Practical work in industrial companies, administrations or consulting companies with tasks in the field of transport or in transport companies is considered to be an internship. The choice of the company is left to the intern. It is recommended that the student enquires about suitable companies for the training of interns at the responsible employment office. The Internship Office does not provide placement or recommendations.
5. At the end of each training period, the company will issue the intern with a certificate at the intern's request, which must indicate the duration, nature and location of the activity. If the internship was completed abroad, the Internship Office may require a certified translation of this certificate.
6. Proof of the practical work carried out must be submitted before registration for the Master's thesis. For this purpose, the certificates of the companies must be submitted to the Internship Office for recognition in good time before registration. Recognition is a prerequisite for admission to the Master thesis.
7. Further information on questions concerning internships and the future profession can be obtained from the Internship Office or from the career guidance office of the Department Civil Engineering.
Internship regulations of the degree programme Traffic and Transport (Master of Science), in German
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