7th. semester
Design internship


Design practice

Prof. Gert Trauernicht
Dipl. Des. Linn Klunk

In this module students complete a four-month internship in a design bureau or in the R&D department of a selected organization. The focus is not only on design work itself and on becoming acquainted with the everyday activities of the office, but also on cooperation with designers and other colleagues, as well as working in hierarchies and under high social and time pressure.
The design internship fosters adaptation and reflection on one’s own attitudes and behavior, both social and professional. In this way it encourages self-organization and responsible management of one’s own and others’ resources. This practical experience must be seen as an indispensable condition for successful work on the BA thesis that will immediately follow.
Our students often combine their internship with a semester abroad and complete it in locations such as San Francisco, London or New York.


  • Internship colloquium
  • Design internship

Module Director
Prof. Gert Trauernicht

Dipl Des. Linn Klunk

Internship agreement and internship handbook
can be downloaded here under > service

If you are interested in an internship in another European country, you can find information on funding opportunities and scholarships under the following link Erasmus https://www.internationales.uni-wuppertal.de/outgoing/erasmus/auslandspraktikum.html


Design theory colloquium

Dipl. Des. Linn Klunk
Dipl. Des. Anne Kurth

The colloquium addresses these themes:

  • self-reflection and professional ethos
  • formulation and implementation of professional standards
  • identification and formulation of personal development targets

The colloquium is offered as a block course on various dates during the internship period

Module Director


Studie 4

Prof. Gert Trauernicht

In extremely challenging projects, graduates are now able to

  • evaluate and realize their own ideas,
  • recognize design parameters which determine form,
  • develop and test alternative solutions,
  • justify decisions objectively,
  • carry out design processes independently,
  • carry out the basic work of manual model-making properly
  • develop an understanding of the social and cultural determinants of human existence
  • define and interpret cultural developments and their significance for everyday life
  • to bring design processes into context with structure, people, form and space.

Module Director
Prof. Gert Trauernicht