Internships at the Leibniz Language Centre

We are pleased that you are interested in an internship at the LLC. The LLC offers a variety of opportunities to gain experience in university-specific language teaching and learning, e.g. as a language assistant in a course, as an exam invigilator for language exams, organizing and running games and discussion evenings, participating in tandem, writing and learning consultations, etc. We have tried to summarize the most important information below.


  • What are the requirements for an internship at the LLC?

    You should have at least B1-level German and at least C1-level in a language in which you will be employed.

    An internship at the LLC is only possible if it is carried out as an Erasmus Internship (or within a similar internship program) or as a mandatory part of your study or training program.

    The majority of the internship should take place during the lecture period.

  • Application process

    Please contact first the person responsible for internship recognition at your university or institute. Please confirm that the intended internship at the LLC meets the requirements for recognition.

    If you would like to do the internship in the summer semester, please contact us by February 15; if you would like to do the internship in the winter semester, please contact us by August 15. Then, please send a CV and a letter of motivation to In the motivation letter you should state:

    • Why you would like to do your internship at the LLC.
    • What appeals to you most about the work, profile or mission statement of the LLC
    • In which area(s) you would like to be primarily employed
    • How many hours the internship should include and in what time frame you would like to complete the internship.
    • Which languages you are proficient in and at what level
    • Whether you are interested in working as an assistant at the LLC.

    We will then arrange an interview at the LLC, during which we will assess your language skills and clarify mutual expectations. We will also discuss more specific employment plans.

  • Beginning and structure of the internship

    Interns receive access to a calendar in which the agreed times and activities are entered. You can also enter your own absences such as holidays or exam times there.

    You will receive access to a Stud.IP event, which we use for joint activities and as a communication channel.

    We expect you to participate in the Peer Tutor Workshop before the start of the lecture period so that you get an impression of the way of working and the working principles at the LLC. We plan to make this available as an online module at a later date.

    We expect you to make weekly entries in a logbook reflecting on your teaching and learning experiences. These entries will serve as the basis for a short report that you should write at the end of your internship and submit to the LLC. The coordinators in charge of the area will give you a template for this and will also meet with you towards the end of the internship to discuss the experience.

    During the internship, the coordinators of the area in which you mainly work will be your main contact persons. If you have any further questions, please contact the LLC management at

  • End of the internship

    At the end of the internship, you will receive a certificate about your work and we will confirm the correct completion of the internship hours in the required form. We will also forward this confirmation to the respective office/person responsible for the crediting of your internship.

    We would be pleased if we could continue to contact you, e.g. to briefly report on your activity at workshops.


Dr. Klaus Schwienhorst

Im Moore 11B, Raum 415
30167 Hannover
Im Moore 11B, Raum 415
30167 Hannover