Combine a full year of work experience with your studies

As a professionals school, we put a lot of emphasis on making career development an integral part of the curriculum and your time studying at the Hertie School - through professional development modules, skill workshops, internships, career events and many more.

If you want even more working experience, you can complete a full Professional Year:

  • 9 to 15 months between the first and second year of your studies
  • Non-compulsory but offering an excellent opportunity for students to gain professional experience during their studies.
  • Partner institutions ascribe suitable tasks to students and pay an appropriate remuneration.
  • After the Professional Year, the students return to the Hertie School to begin their final year of studies.

To help you find the position that matches your interests, the school has established relationships with a range of attractive institutions such as ministries, international companies and NGOs.

Integrated Professional Year with BwConsulting

The Integrated Professional Year is a specific Professional Year programme with our partner organisation BwConsulting. For this particular programme, applicants for the Hertie School's MPP, MIA and MDS programmes can simultaneously apply to secure a guaranteed Professional Year position at BwConsulting between their first and second year of studies. This is an opportunity for candidates with excellent written and oral German skills who wish to gain experience in public sector consulting. Find out more about the programme and how to apply: