Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

Student Services


Providing advice and support to our international and German GET MA students is very important to us: before, during and after their studies. Due to our open-door-policy we are always available for our students. We help our students with bureaucratic processes (e.g. visa and residence formalities, enrolment at the university, health insurance etc.), but also with personal questions (e.g. finding accommodation, orientation in the new city).

Administrative and professional support is guaranteed during the entire period of study. We are also happy to help with the search for internships or for supervisors for the final thesis.

Team Berlin



Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff
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Dr. rer. pol. Claudia-Y. Matthes
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Dr. rer. pol. Claudia-Y. Matthes

Director of Studies Int. MA Programs

Tel.: +49 30 2093-66544

Dipl.- Sozialwiss. Daniela Jahn
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Dipl.- Sozialwiss. Daniela Jahn

Student and Career Services Manager

Tel.: +49 30 2093-66545

Dipl.- Sozialwiss. Christian Wilhelm
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Dipl.- Sozialwiss. Christian Wilhelm

Manager Int. MA Programs

Tel.: +49 30 2093-66547

Melissa Kraus

Elif Sakin & Linda Stiffel

Program Assistant

Tel.: +49 30 2093-66637


Team Ankara

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özlem Tür
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Career Services

As part of our student services package, we offer specific career counselling to our students. During your time in Berlin, we will help you plan and prepare for your career by offering the following:

  • Individual career coaching
  • Workshops on career planning, presentation, cv/resume writing, the job interview
  • Info meeting on preparing for a doctorate, etc.
  • Workshops in social science methods and academic skills
  • Books on reserve on academic and scientific topics and career planning
  • Recommendations for career preparation courses suited to your individual needs.

Our goal is to support you whether you are planning to work directly after your MA or to go on to complete a Doctorate. We are here to help you get on the right track to your ideal career!

For further information/assistance, please also have a look at:

University Career Centers

Support students during the transition phase beween university and professional life by offering workshops, information and couselling on topics like intership, professional orientation, job interviews and application:

Career Preparation Courses:


The GET MA program helps students to enrich their academic experience by providing them with the opportunity to undertake a 3-month internship during the summer break before the second year.

Thereby, students gain valuable insight into the professional life in Germany, Türkiye or abroad. After completion of their internship, students draw up a internship report which firstly helps them to reflect their experiences and secondly gives future students an insight look into the internship organisation.

If you plan to do an internship abroad, there are several funding options: Once you are enrolled at Humboldt University you have the opportunity to apply for a Erasmus+ or PROMOS scholarships. Further information on Erasmus+ and PROMOS.

In the section "Job search" you can find a lot of helpful links in order to find a suitable internship.

Former GET MA-students have successfully completed interships in various fields such as:

Academic Management and Research

Arts and Culture

Business and Management

Charity and Social Service


Development Cooperation

Government and Politics

International Organisations

Journalism and Publishing

Language Teaching and Translation

Non-Governmental Organisations

Private Think Tanks and Research Institutes

Umbrella Organisations

Job Search

The following websites can help students to find internships or job opportunities:

This website lists jobs in Germany at universities and research institutes. You can receive a weekly newsletter with new jobs.

Magazine "Arbeitsmarkt"

This magazine provides a detailed overview on current job opportunities. The weekly magazine skims through 55 weekly and daily newspapers, 31 professional journals and 50 online job markets and collect relevant internships and jobs for social scientists.

Career fair for German and international interns.

This website is cooperated between different German universities and online job and internship fairs. Its focus is interdisciplinary and useful for graduates, trainees and interns, though most of them are in German language. You can also find tips for applying, the job interview, first day in job and your rights as an intern.

Job offers in german public administration

This advanced search engine provides information on internships and jobs worldwide.


Career fair for students of the Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which includes social sciences but focuses on cultural sciences in general.

The changer is a Berlin based social business. It aims to make it easier to find a job with social impact.

The "Geisteswirtschaft" Blog helps you with questions concerning humanities and social scinece in general. You will find detailed information e.g. about study opportunities and work fields, job offers an interviews with experts.

H soz U kult

Website that informs about current jobs at (mainly) german universities, as well as internships in the field of academia.

Jarocco offers jobs only for academics, with special focus on humanities, social and cultural science

This website contains information on internships in Germany and abroad. Furthermore, it provides tips on applications, assessment centers and interviews.

Integrates different job and internship fairs such as FAZ, Süddeutsche, Tagesspiegel, UNICUM, JobScout24.

Junge Osteuropa-Spezialisten

This is a forum for young professionals in social sciences who focus on central and Eastern Europe. Irregularly updated are information on conferences, research projects, publications, scholarships and job/internship offers.

Karriereportal Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche

Provides beside different offers for interns and jobs some additional tips and information on your perfect job application portfolio, the job interview, assessment center, certificates etc. in thematic dossiers.


The "Wirtschaftswoche" is a weekly magazine for economy. This website includes job and internship exchanges of online databases and newspapers such as, Süddeutsche Zeitung, eFinancialCareers, JobLeads, Jobscout24, salesjob.

Die Zeit

Die Zeit is a renowned weekly newspaper, orientated on current political and intellectual topics. Hence, it focuses on academic and research fields. This platform includes the job offers of the last four printed versions.

Interns and jobs – service of the Humboldt-Universität

Includes different search engines and websites for student-jobs, interns and jobs as well as general information about applying, the job interview, first day in job etc. Pro: Good general overview.

Job portal of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with job offers targeted exclusively at stu- dents, newly graduates, scientists and alumni of HU Berlin. Pro: List of current job offers.

Internships and jobs in specific countries/regions:

Job opportunities according to vocational fields:

Job opportunities in international organizations: