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AAS10 Research & Internship (Pflichtmodul)

In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit (vorzugsweise zwischen dem 2. und 3. Semester) soll ein Aufenthalt im englischspra­chigen Ausland eingelegt werden, der als Praktikum in einem relevanten Arbeitsgebiet (Kulturmanagement, Jour­nalismus, Dolmetscher- und Übersetzeragentur, Marketing, Verlag, Forschungsinstitut etc.) oder Studienaufent­halt (Forschungsreise, Summer School) absolviert werden kann, um berufspraktische Erfahrungen bzw. internationale wissenschaftliche Kontakte zu erschließen.

Der Auslandsaufenthalt wird durch die Lehrenden des Studiengangs betreut und vorbereitet, an die sich auch der Praktikums-/Forschungsbericht richtet.

Zu Beginn des Forschungskolloquiums im Modul MA-Thesis (4. Semester) findet eine inhaltliche Reflexion und Einordnung des Aufenthalts in den Gesamtzusammenhang des MA Studiums sowie eine Einbindung der wäh­rend des Forschungsaufenthalts erschlossenen Inhalte in die Master's Thesis statt.

Prüfungsleistung: Praktikums- bzw. Forschungsbericht (8-10 Seiten)

LP: 8

Link zu 3.2 „Research & Internship“ Näheres zum Modul „Research & Internship“ finden Sie hier.

Experience Report AAS10 “Research and Internship”


This module gives students the chance to explore their future fields of work as well as different anglophone cultures. Students can choose freely whether they want to participate in a summer school to experience university life in an anglophone country, get an internship abroad, or do research on coming projects or final theses at libraries and archives in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, South Africa, or other English-speaking countries.



I went to New York City to do research on my final thesis on Showtime’s Homeland and Paul Auster’s Leviathan. Living in New York and planning everything myself offered the advantage of deciding upon my own daily routine. I spent hours exploring not only New York University’s Bobst Library, but also other places offering literature and documents concerning my topic. I went to the New York and Brooklyn Historical Societies and the New York Public Library as well. I am now perfectly capable of working with historical sources and artefacts for future academic use. What I particularly liked about this module is that I not only got to explore my future field of work as a researcher. Moreover, I was able to live in New York and experience everyday life in a different culture. The manifold cultural offerings such as theaters, museums, and galleries helped me to contextualize things learnt in the course of my studies.


I decided to apply for a three-month internship with Hannover’s citizen radio LeineHertz 106.5. I didn’t have any prior knowledge of radio journalism. I was simply interested in how radio works and therefore applied. During my time at LeineHertz 106.5 I mainly worked at the editorial office and produced articles, translated interviews, or did several simulcasts. I supported the hosts during live shows and talked to them on air quite frequently. My internship was particularly fertile because I immediately felt that the work I did was important. I also had the impression that my employers really appreciated my background in Anglophone literatures and cultures. After the internship I was offered the possibility to continue my work at the radio station. I now host my own show every month and also cover sport events every now and then. Looking back at my time as an intern, I would strongly recommend practical training in the field of broadcasting to everybody who is motivated, creative, and communicative.

CP: 8

PL: research/internship report (8-10 pages, unmarked) 

Responsible for the module is Prof. Dr. Ruth Mayer 

Research/internship reports of alumni