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The practical semester in the Bachelor's study program in Social Work

In the Bachelor's degree program in Social Work, the internship semester is a central part of the study program at Fachhochschule Dortmund.

First information about the internship semester

The knowledge and skills acquired in the first study phase can be assessed during the practical semester under supervision and implemented in professional action (theory-practice transfer).

To this end, the focus is on gaining professional experience in the respective field of work, testing forms of social work, legal and economic framework conditions of the practice site, processes of social work practice and the development of field and specialist knowledge.

The course of the internship semester

  • The internship semester usually takes place in the 4th semester and comprises a full-time internship.
  • The internship lasts 25 weeks with a weekly working time of 32 hours on 4 days a week.
  • In addition to the internship, a practical seminar of 2 semester hours is held.
  • Supervision during the internship must be provided by social workers, social pedagogues or pedagogues.
  • It is possible to complete the internship abroad .
  • On request, the internship can also be completed part-time over 50 weeks at a rate of 16 hours per week.
  • A practical report must be written as a module examination.
  • An internship preparation seminar takes place in the 3rd semester (K08).

Students can find all information about the internship semester in the ILIAS course "Internship semester"(Opens in a new tab) .

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