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psy251 - Internship (Complete module description)
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Module label Internship
Module abbreviation psy251
Credit points 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • Kranczioch-Debener, Cornelia (module responsibility)
  • Kranczioch-Debener, Cornelia (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will obtain direct experience in the field of psychology. This includes being
involved in the provision of psychological or neuropsychological services in real-life situations,
such as neuropsychological testing or counselling in a hospital or mental health clinic, or
conducting and contributing to psychological research. The internship should be chosen by the
student such that it can provide a meaningful educational opportunity that will help students to
decide on their preferred area of work.

++ expert neuropsychological/neurophysiological knowledge
+ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
+ experimental methods
++ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
++ knowledge transfer
+ project & time management
Module contents
The students will work in a field of psychology of personal choice. The student will get to know and participate in the daily work routines of a psychologist.
Recommended reading
Information on internships and necessary forms:
Languages of instruction English, German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency irregular
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
The internship lasts 360 hours (9-10 weeks). It can be performed at 2 different institutions with a
minimum duration of 150 hours (4 weeks) for each part.

A part of your internship (maximally 150 hours) can be performed internally in the Department of
Psychology. Internal internships cannot be performed in the same lab in which you will perform /
have performed your Practical Project psy260!

Your supervisor must be a psychologist. If your supervisor is NOT a psychologist, please
contact us for approval BEFORE you start your internship.

Please note that details are regulated in the exam regulations.
A blank internship certificate and the report form can be found on the programme website.

To generate ideas, a folder with information on internships that other students have performed is
available in the office of Dr. Cornelia Kranczioch.

Topics for projects will be presented in a colloquium at the end of the summer term.
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Type of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Teaching/Learning method internship at (external) institution
Previous knowledge
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Individual; 2-3 possibilities per semester to present the internship to other students
The students have to hand in a written report (2-3 pages) and give a short presentation about their internship. They have to show a certificate from the institution at which they performed the internship. The internship is evaluated as pass/fail.
Type of course Practical training
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 0 h (
360 hours presence at internship institution