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The internship (minimum seven weeks) is one of the highlights of the MEG programme. Here, you will find all necessary details about its purpose, where previous generations of students have interned and links to websites that can help you find the perfect internship.


An internship of a minimum duration of 7 weeks is mandatory for the successful completion of the MEG program. The internship provides the student with some work experience but is also an excellent opportunity to explore a particular professional area and obtain hints for a future career.


  • For information about internship requirements and procedures, please read internship guidelines.
  • For information about funding options, please read funding options.
  • All related documents can be downloaded in pdf format (internship contract, schedule, certificate, evaluation).


The internship should provide students with a first insight into potential employment sectors; in all sectors, this is primarily achieved by practical work. Apart from gaining an overview of the subject, students should experience typical work processes and human interactions in the organization (‘everyday work experiences’). Additionally, students should become familiar with the structures within an organization, as well as the interconnections with external systems. Furthermore, the expert knowledge gained in the course of the studies should be intensified and, to a certain degree, applied during the practical training. Students are highly encouraged to spend their internships abroad.

Financial Support

For information about funding options read funding options.


Past Internships

MEG-students have been very successful in securing interesting internship positions – for an overview click below.
Internships 2018
Internships 2017
Internships 2016
Internships 2015
Internships 2014
Internships 2011
Internships 2010
Internships 2009
Internships 2008
Internships 2007

Useful Links

Internship Offers (Career Center University of Freiburg)
Finding an internship (Career Center University of Freiburg)
International Organisations (Arbeitsagentur)
Green Jobs (Greenbiz)
Glassdoor (Global Career Community)




Sofie Hovmand (bottom left) conducted her internship at the UNECE. Here she is with the other interns from the Regional Office based in Geneva.