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Institute for Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology pdf

E-Mail francesca.zidda(at)zimannheim.de

Institute for Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology pdf

E-Mail martin.loeffler(at)zi-mannheim.de

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Internships are offered on advanced data analysis problems in the neuro- and behavioral sciences, with a current focus on time series analysis through recurrent neural networks and unsupervised methods for high-dimensional pattern recognition. Topics for internships could be both at a more algorithmic-mathematical level or at a more applied level. The latter could for instance involve the specific analysis of brain recordings from various modalities (neuroimaging, EEG, etc.) or of behavioral time series (subject responses, location data, etc.).


Applicants should have acquired some background in machine learning, for instance through our lectures on ‘time series analysis’ or ‘computational statistics’. Decent programming skills in either Python or Matlab are also required.

For more information please contact:
Prof. Daniel Durstewitz e-mail daniel.durstewitz(at)zi-mannheim.de
Dr. Georgia Koppe e-mail georgia.koppe(at)zi-mannheim.de 

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Bachelor or Master Student (m/f/d) 

Within the framework of the project IMAC-Mind ( “Improving Mental Health and Reducing Addiction in Childhood and Adolescence through Mindfulness: Mechanisms, Prevention and Treatment ”, subproject 2), we are offering highly motivated candidates to complete a Bachelors- or Masters-thesis in the Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at the Central institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim. 

The project IMAC-Mind is dedicated to investigating the effect of mindfulness on the development and maintenance of alcohol abuse disorders (AUDs) in adolescence. In subproject 2, we investigate neuro-behavioural risk and resilience profiles for AUDs in an adolescent sample with the aim to develop novel App-based screening and intervention tools.

If you are interested in this topic and would like to find out more, feel free to contact Frauke Nees at frauke.nees(at)zi-mannheim.de.

We are pleased to receive your application until October, 31st 2019.


October, 31st 2019 Further information



Psychology students have the opportunity to apply for an internship (at least 20 days) at the Adolescent Center and the Clinic for Psychosomatics and Psychotherapeutic Medicine.

All internships for the year 2021 are occupied. We will gladly put you on the waiting list for the year 2022/2023.

Monika Röseler (Oberarzt-Sekretariat der Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapeutische Medizin)
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapeutische Medizin
J 5
68159 Mannheim

Tel.: 0621 1703-4022, e-mail

upon consultation

Tel.: 0621 1703-4022

While they get their major, psychology students have the opportunity to complete an internship at the Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic.

Date: Upon consultation

For more information and written application, please contact:

Idil Sungurtekin, Dipl.-Psych. (managing psychologist / clinic)

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie des Kindes- und Jugendalters
J 5
68159 Mannheim

Phone: +49 621 1703-4812, e-mail

upon consultation

Phone: 0621 1703-4812


Unfortunately, there is currently no possibility of completing practical semesters, short internships, recognition internships or practical phases of a dual course of study in social work in the area of social work.

Internships as part of the training to become:

  • Occupational health nurse and nurse
  • Occupational health nurese and pediatric nurse
  • Geriatric nurse

Date: Upon consultation

Contact: Birgit Reichert (practical guidance coordination)
                Phone: +49 621 1703-2131 or -2146, e-mail 

In 2019 the ZI does not offer a BOGY internship week. The date for 2020 will be announced here at the end of 2019.

The Communication and Media Department organizes a vocational orientation internship (“BOGY Week”) for high school students once a year. During this week, participants get to know the ZI work areas and receive a theoretical insight into various occupational fields. Particularly in lectures and a tour of the ward and lab, participants can get an overview of the occupations in psychiatric patient care and research, and are given the opportunity to ask many questions to ZI employees.

For data protection reasons, no patient contact can take place. Therefore, the BOGY Week is exclusively theoretical in nature.

When: one week once a year, in the spring - there are no other offerings apart from this

Current data: The next date will be in March or April 2020

Application start on: November 2019

Number of spaces: 20

Documentation: Appliction received only via e-mail starting in November 2019. The following information is needed: First and last name, address, phone number, school, type of school, grade.

Contact: will be found here in due course
                Phone: +49 621 1703-1302, e-mail
                Office of Communication and Media


If you have any questions, please contact Janine Marcy (Tel. 0621 / 1703-3134). Please send us your application documents by e-mail

We look forward to receiving your documents!

Note: Please note that the FSJ positions for 2021 are already all filled. 

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de