Internships & Theses

Department of Medical Informatics

The majority of students that do internships and write their theses at our department are enrolled in the study programs applied computer science and applied data science. But the department offers internships to students outside of these study programs as well, because the interdisciplinary field of medical informatics allows for a number of interdisciplinary forms of practical teaching. Even students whose home faculty is not located in Goettingen may apply for an internship at our department.


Internships are an important part of your training. In our research projects there is always a variety of tasks that you can work on during an internship at the Department of Medical Informatics. However, you should already have completed the fundamental modules of your study program before you plan a research-related internship. Therefore an internship before the fourth semester is unusual, but not excluded. If you would like to do a research-related internship, you can contact the research assistants of the institute directly or contact the teaching coordination.

A research-related internship at the department can be conducted full-time or part-time and is usually scheduled for at least five weeks full-time. Longer internships are of course possible and quite frequent. Please contact teaching coordinaton for counselling in all formal aspects of an internship such as study credits, duration and eligibility of an internship in your study program.

An external internship at other institutes, partner sites, or in the private sector can be of great value to you. However, you will have to plan for an increased effort in finding a suitable internship position and an application procedure. It is absolutely necessary that you discuss the eligibility of an external internship in advance with the teaching coordination.


Your final thesis is usually your last academic achievement in a study program. On this website we provide you with a comprehensive guide to writing your thesis and ask you to read it carefully. If you would like to write your thesis in Word, we provide you with a Word template for this purpose. Further explanations of the template can be found in the guide. You can also use the template for term papers and internship reports.

Please note the documents and forms provided by the Institute of Computer Science. If you want to write your thesis in LaTeX, please use the templates of the Institute of Computer Science.


Teaching coordination

Christoph Jensen

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Teaching coordination

Carolin Klembt, B.A.

 Carolin Klembt, B.A.

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