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Agricultural internship

according to §§ 23 para. 1 no. 3 and para. 2 TAppV

General information

Overview

Since 01.02.2022, the organization and coordination of the exercise on agriculture, animal breeding and animal husbandry or the agricultural internship has been carried out by the School of Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin.

According to TAppV, the following two variants exist:

  • Organized exercise on agriculture, animal breeding and animal husbandry on a selected and recognized teaching property
  • Equivalent substitute performance – self-organized internship on farms eligible for training

Please note the detailed information below and in "Rahmenbedingungen zur Planung und Durchführung der Übung über Landwirtschaft, Tierzucht und Tierhaltung bzw. des landwirtschaftlichen Praktikums"

Timing
  • at the end of the 1st semester at the earliest
  • at the latest before admission to the veterinary preliminary examination at the end of the 4th semester
Recommended In the lecture-free period following the 1st semester (later dates are difficult to reconcile with the study and examination schedule)
Requirements § 23 Abs. 1 Nr. 3 & Abs. 2 TAppV
Countries Only Germany. Please note that internships in foreign companies (including EU) can no longer be recognized since July 1, 2017.
Learning objectives The learning objectives of the internship can be found in the general catalog for the Veterinary Medicine degree program.
Evaluation Please hand in the completed questionnaires in person at the Library of Veterinary Medicine. The questionnaires can be found in the brochure “Extramural Internships in Veterinary Medicine”.
Further information For further information on the preparation, implementation, confirmation and evaluation of the internship, please refer to

Variante 1: Organized exercise on agriculture, animal breeding and animal husbandry on a selected and recognized teaching property

Coordination Jörg Kotenbeutel (lws-praktikum@vetmed.fu-berlin.de)
Duration 70 hours within 2 consecutive weeks
Costs € 275 personal contribution
Payment / withdrawal refer to "Rahmenbedingungen zur Planung und Durchführung der Übung über Landwirtschaft, Tierzucht und Tierhaltung bzw. des landwirtschaftlichen Praktikums"
Facilities In a selected state agricultural training and research institute:
  • Almesbach (near Weiden, Bayern)
  • Echem (near Lüneburg, Niedersachsen)
  • Eichhof (near Bad Hersfeld, Hessen)
  • Gross Kreutz (near Potsdam, Brandenburg)
  • Haus Riswick (near Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen)
  • Köllitsch (Landkreis Nordsachsen, Sachsen)
Verification After successfully completing the exercise on agriculture, animal breeding and animal husbandry, the agricultural teaching institutions submit the respective internship certificates to the internship coordinator of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dates to be added

Variante 2: Equivalent substitute performance – self-organized internship on farms eligible for training

Coordination Prof. Rösler (lws-praktikum@vetmed.fu-berlin.de)
Duration 4 weeks
Costs variable (to be agreed independently with the company, to be paid in full by the trainee)
Prerequisites
  • training authorization of the farm (master craftsman's certificate)
  • 2 types of livestock or 2 farms with 1 type of livestock each
  • trainee contract
  • preliminary clarification of eligibility (required documents: brief description of livestock, training authorization, trainee contract), send to: Prof. Rösler (lws-praktikum@vetmed.fu-berlin.de)
  • wait for confirmation of eligibility
Deadlines refer to "Rahmenbedingungen zur Planung und Durchführung der Übung über Landwirtschaft, Tierzucht und Tierhaltung bzw. des landwirtschaftlichen Praktikums"
Breakdown
  • 1 farm with 2 types of livestock (1x monogastric, 1x ruminant) OR
  • 2 farms with one type of livestock each
Verification

Confirmation by the plant manager, daily reports and internship report (approx. 20 pages) should be sent to Prof. Rösler (lws-praktikum@vetmed.fu-berlin.de)