Experiencing the practical dimension of Forest Ecology and Management*
* !Please note: This element is part of the former FEM OSA and no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.
Every FEM student had to do an internship or practical training in an institution outside the University. The internship was mandatory. It had a minimum duration of 7 weeks.
Most students chose NGOs, universities and other research institutions to do their internship. In several cases, FEM interns were even offered regular positions within the respective organization. Besides their career-planning, many FEM students used the internship as a chance to get to know yet another place of the world and yet another culture.
Students had to find the internship by themselves which was sometimes a hassle and often meant writing dozens of emails or applications without ever getting replies. However, the Faculty has good connections to various institutions, every FEM student found an internship matching his interests and ambitions so far.
Most FEM students considered the internship to be an excellent opportunity to experience the practical dimension of Forest Ecology and Management. Thus, the internship was usually regarded as a very valuable experience. Two FEM students will give you a short report about their internships at the University of Montreal in Canada and the UNCCD in Bangkok, Thailand.