Various practical modules (internships) are included in the individual degree programs of the Department of Geography. If you have any questions that are not answered by the following information, please contact the internship officers:

Internship Officer

B.Sc. and B.A. program:

Prof. Dr. Bernd Marschner (for Physical geography and Geomatics) bernd.marschner(at)rub(dot)de

Dr. Astrid Seckelmann (for Human Geography and Geomatics) astrid.seckelmann(at)rub(dot)de

M.Sc. program:

The program supervisors of the respective majors

Urban and Landscape Ecology: Prof. Dr. Bernd Marschner

Urban and Regional Development Management: Prof. Dr. Thomas Feldhoff

Geomatics: Prof. Dr. Frank Dickmann

M.Ed. program:

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Otto

Information on the implementation of the internships

Bachelor of Science

The BSc program includes a compulsory module worth 12 CP called "Professional field of geography (with internship)". At the core of the module is a professional internship of at least eight weeks, which must be completed in geographic professional fields.

Bachelor of Arts

If you want to go into teaching, you are recommended to do a school internship and a short professional internship. Both are supervised through the optional area.

In addition, or if you do not want to go into teaching, you can do a longer professional internship, which is supervised by the geography department, but is also credited in the optional area.

Master of Science

In the M.Sc. program, regardless of the specialization (Urban and Regional Development Management; Urban and Landscape Ecology; Geomatics), a compulsory elective module "Professional Internship" is anchored in the scope of 14 CP. Within this framework, you must complete a professional internship of at least ten weeks.

Master of Education

In the M.Ed. teaching degree program, you complete a so-called core internship (school practice studies). This is integrated into the module M III (subject didactics II). You can find a module description here

Help with the search for an internship

Offers of the International Office for internships abroad

The RUB International Office is regularly informed by foreign institutions about current job offers for internships abroad. The offers can be found on the page
Further information and advice on internships abroad is available from the International Office at

Presentation of occupational fields in the colloquium "Berufsfeld Geographie"

In the colloquium "Berufsfeld Geographie" a variety of occupational fields are presented on an ongoing basis (currently every summer semester) by graduates of geography courses (usually from the RUB) who are now working in practice as geographers. For information about individual occupational fields, about contact possibilities and addresses or simply to get to know practitioners, the events are open to all interested parties.