RUB is one of the largest organisations that offer apprenticeships in Bochum. Currently, apprentices are trained in 20 different trades. In order to help young people find their perfect job or degree course, RUB organises internships for school students.
RUB offers two different internship options. It makes a distinction between two internship types:
With internships for prospective students, the Student Advice Centre grants a glimpse into the organisation and curriculum of degree courses: school leavers compile individual timetables from a list of selected courses, attend the lectures of their choice, and are mentored by university students, if required. This approach results in individual internships and a university experience that is easy to navigate.
Some RUB institutes provide internships for school leavers. Those who wish to get an insight into a lab or a research group can apply for an internship at the respective faculty. Internships for school leavers are available at the following faculties:
A so-called dual orientation internship is generally subdivided into one week at university, which is structures pretty much like an internship for prospective students, followed by one week at a company. All the prospective intern has to do is find an internship – RUB helps with everything else.
RUB institutions that take in apprentices also offer internships for secondary school students, for example at the Botanical Garden or the university library. To students from technical secondary schools, internships are available in the fields of metal and construction technology.
So-called Berufsfelderkundung, i.e. work inspiration programmes, are open to all eighth-year students (14 years of age) from all school types. The city of Bochum provides the schedule of the RUB’s work inspiration programme at the “Berufsfelderkundungen in Bochum” portal. At some schools, participation in the Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day is considered to meet the criteria of Berufsfelderkundung.