Regulations of University of Applied Sciences Berlin (BHT Berlin) for Practical Training Internships
31.3.2005 (approved by Akademischer Senat [academic senate] on 13.4.2005)
§ 1 Scope
(1) This Regulation outlines the implementation of internships for full-time taught courses of study at BHT Berlin. The Regulation is mandatory for all courses or study to which the BHT's Examination Regulations (RPO III) and Conditions of Study Regulations (RStO III) apply.
(2) This Regulation applies for courses of study within other or exceptional offers, insofar as these do not require alternative regulations.
(3) If a faculty is able to demonstrate that not enough internships of adequate quality are available for a course of study, the Akademische Senat rules that, for the duration of a maximum of two semesters, students on this course of study, who cannot be allocated internships, may participate in another equivalent internship project at BHT Berlin.
§ 2 Principles
(1) The aim of internships is the mutual integration of science with its practical application.
(2) Internships are included in study regulations as modules or as partial modular requirements.
(3) Internships are completed with guidance from organisational tutors at organisations that are not connected to the BHT. Students carry out engineering related tasks.
B Practical application
§ 3 Approval and practical application
(1) As part of study regulations, faculties publish guidelines for duration, content and practical application of internships.
(2) As a requirement for participation in internships, students must have achieved a minimum of 80 credits (Bachelor) and 30 credits (Master). Faculties may specify alternative requirements within study regulations.
(3) The training organisation and the placement commissioner stipulate a training plan.
§ 4 Placement commissioners
(1) The board of faculties assigns at least one professor per course of study as the person responsible for general organisation of internships (module co-ordinator). Their responsibilities include:
- Registration and allocation of internships
- Conclusion of training contracts on behalf of the BHT Berlin president
- Decisions on approval, assessment and accreditation.
- Resolving all issues arising between training organisations and the faculty.
§ 5 Allocation of internships
(1) The BHT Berlin undertakes to provide suitable internships within the limits of its possibilities.
(2) The student may suggest an internship position himself. In this case, the placement commissioner will evaluate whether the position complies with requirements before concluding the training contract.
<!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->(3) According to Paragraph 1, the placement commissioner will allocate internships to students upon request. The students' professional interests will be taken into consideration as far as possible. Once a student has been offered an internship by the training organisation, a training contract is concluded between the student, the BHT Berlin and the training organisation.
(4) If the student is not offered an internship or a contract is not concluded for other reasons, the placement commissioner must allocate the student another internship on two occasions. If still no training contract is concluded, the student must find a suitable internship position by himself.
§ 6 Supporting teacher
During internships each student is entitled to a minimum of five hours of supervision by an allocated teacher. This supervision should be evenly distributed over the duration of the internship and should take place at the placement location. Supervision is part of teaching responsibilities. Teachers may supervise several students.
§ 7 Training contract
(1) Before an internship is commenced, a training contract is concluded between the student, the BHT Berlin and the training organisation.
(2) In particular, the training contract regulates:
- Duration and working time of the internship
- The requirement for the student to
a) accept the training possibilities offered,
b) diligently carry out tasks assigned within the scope of the training plan,
c) fulfil the requirements of the internship,
d) compile a chronologically structured report detailing content and progress of the internship (Praxisbericht) and to submit this to the training organisation for signing,
e) immediately report any absence from the internship;
- The requirement for the training organisation to
a) train the student according to the training plan and the stipulations of this Regulation,
b) enable the student to participate in scheduled training courses and examinations according to the study plan, if necessary,
c) regularly examine the internship report to be compiled by the student,
d) issue a certificate on duration, content and success of the internship,
e) enable the supporting teacher from the BHT Berlin to support the student at the internship location,
f) pay the student an adequate allowance; this requirement does not apply if tariff law, budgetary or similar compelling restrictions prevent allowances being paid.
(3) Apart from the student, the following persons are mentioned by name on the contract:
1. The person responsible for training at the training organisation
2. The internship commissioner
3. The supporting teacher.
§ 8 Periods of absence
Only periods spent at the internship placement organisation are counted as training periods, periods of absence must be made up for.
§ 9 Termination of contract
Should the training contract be prematurely terminated for reasons beyond the responsibility of the student, a subsequent contract must be concluded immediately. internship periods already successfully completed according to Clause 1 will be accredited.
§ 10 Accreditation of internship
Apart from internships specified in §5 Para.1 RPO III, accreditation is carried out by the supporting teacher on the basis of
- the certificate from the training organisation
- the student's internship report and
- relevant consultation/presentation
unless modular regulation stipulates otherwise.
§ 11 Internship locations outside Berlin
If an internship is located outside Berlin, means of communication that are able to replace direct conversation must be used for continuous support of students.