Orientation internship (OP)

Registration for winter term 2024

Deadlines for the Orientation internship (OP) in the winter term 2024

Registration for the Orientation internship (OP) takes place in the semester before (summer term 2024): 

You can register for the Orientation internship (OP) in u:space from 06 to 24 May 2024:


Please note that the allocation is expected to take place by 27 September 2024!

The prerequisite check will take place on 16 September 2024.

Deregistration from the Orientation internship (OP) is possible until 30 September 2024.

Art-related subjects

The orientation internship (OP) in the artistic subjects is offered by the respective university:

If you register for the orientation internship at the University of Vienna, you can only complete the internship in your non-artistic subject.


Registration for religious subjects via the registration page for the PPS in u:space is only possible if this is done as part of the teacher training programme.

Religious Education (Orthodox/RE/RK)

Information about registration follows

Islamic Theological Studies

Registration takes place via the department! Please send an email to sss.iits@univie.ac.at.

Registration procedure for orientation internship (OP)


  • How do I register for the orientation internship?

    Registration for the orientation internship (OP) takes place in the pre-semester via u:space.

    Registration periods in the pre-semester:

    • May (winter term)
    • November (summer term)

    With this registration, you will be registered for the internship place and the accompanying course at the same time. 

    After receiving an internship place, you will automatically be assigned a place in an accompanying course. Prioritisation of any parallel courses is not possible.

    The accompanying lecture is an examination-immanent course. Attendance is compulsory. In order to be included in the accompanying lecture, you must be present at the first appointment - as with all other pi courses. This also applies to digital, synchronous settings. Please also refer to the information on the accompanying lecture in u:find.

  • Where is the de-/registration in u:space?

    You can see your registration in u:space. In the registration overview in the tab "internships" you can deregister on the far right ("delete" or trash bin symbol). Note the respective deadlines!

  • What requirements do I need to be able to register for the orientation internship?

    Prerequisite for the registration for the orientation internship (OP) is the completion of the STEOP (ABGPM1). Prior completion of ABGPM2 is recommended.

  • Do I have to complete the orientation internship in both teaching subjects?

    No, the orientation internship (OP) only has to be completed once in a teaching subject as part of the ABGs.

  • When are the requirements for registration for the orientation internship checked?

    The prerequisites for the registration for the orientation internship (OP) are checked one week before the assignment. If you do not meet the prerequisites at that time, you will automatically be deregistered from the accompanying LV and internship placement.

  • What choices are there when registering for the orientation internship?

    When registering for the orientation internship (OP), you can prioritise in which subject you would like to complete the orientation internship (OP). Please note that your prioritisation will be taken into account according to the availability of internship places, i.e. you may also receive a place in the second prioritised subject.

    In the course of registration, you can rank the time and place for your internship according to your priorities. In this way, the best internship place (time and location of the mentor) will be determined for you. Your information on time availability applies to the internship, but not to the accompanying course.

  • Is it possible to complete the orientation internship as an alternative?

    No, the orientation internship (OP) cannot be replaced by an alternative completion, for example by own teaching activities.

  • What effects does a change of subject have on the registration for the orientation internship?

    If you decide to change subjects after registering for the orientation internship (OP), it is essential that you ensure that the course of studies you registered with is active at the time of allocation. This means that the old course of studies must still be open throughout during the assignment. Otherwise you will not be allocated and your registration cannot be considered, as only active studies can be considered for allocation. Since you can only prioritise the UF during registration, it cannot be ruled out that you will be assigned to the subject you want to change. We therefore strongly advise against changing subjects between the registration in the pre-semester and the allocation.

  • What happens if I withdraw from the orientation internship?

    In the event of deregistration from the accompanying LV or the internship place, you will automatically be deregistered from the other. Please note the respective deregistration deadlines. Deregistration after the deregistration deadline will result in a negative grade.

    Please note that the number of retake options in the PPS differs from other examinations!

    See here: How often can I repeat the practical phase if I do not pass it?

Allocation orientation internship (OP)


  • When will I know whether I have received a place for an internship?

    Places will be allocated until the expected allocation date on 30 September 2022 (winter semester 2022/23). If you have not received a place by then, you may still receive a remaining place afterwards. Please take this into account when planning your semester.

  • What are the criteria for allocation?

    If all the necessary requirements for the internship are met, an internship place can be allocated.

    Places are allocated taking into account the progress of your studies (ECTS in the ABGs) and the best possible overlap of the allocation criteria of place and time that you prioritised when registering.

    All internship places that have been made available by the mentors will be taken into account in the allocation process.

  • Which school will I go to?

    The teaching profession trains for all school types of the entire secondary level, i.e. students should also get to know all school types (NMS and AHS/BHS).

    The Verbund Nord-Ost (North-East School's Group), which is made up of institutions from Vienna and Lower Austria, offers school locations in Vienna, Lower Austria and (Northern) Burgenland. This may have an impact on travel times.

  • Where can I view my internship position?

    You can view the allocation of the internship place in u:space. The allocation is displayed in the registration overview in the Internship Places tab. Contact your mentor independently! 

  • Is it possible to swap internships?

    No, it is not possible to swap internships.

  • Can I choose the accompanying course?

    When assigning students to the internships in the PPS, the focus is on the best possible overlap of the students' and mentors' prioritisation of time and place. Since homogeneous groups of students and mentors are formed in the accompanying courses, they are automatically assigned to the accompanying course.

    It is therefore not possible to prioritise any parallel courses or to swap the accompanying courses.

Information regarding the orientation internship (OP)


  • What are the contents of the accompanying LV?
    • Introduction to the observation and evaluation of lesson
    • Introduction to planning and conducting lessons
  • What are the contents of the internship?
    • Observations in a school with a mentor (incl. pre- and post-testing)
    • 2 sequences of self teaching, 2 sequences of team teaching
  • How much time do I have to plan?

    Plan additional time for the completion of the orientation internship (OP) (e.g. attendance time at the local schools, travel to and from the school locations)!

  • When can i start with the internship?

    When arranging the internship dates, please note that the internship may not start before the start of the accompanying course!

  • When arranging the internship dates, please note that the internship may not begin before the start of the accompanying course!

    The specific dates at the school must be arranged by the students themselves directly with the mentors after the start of the accompanying course. It is very important that the students are cooperative and flexible in their collaboration with the mentors (e.g. consideration of the mentors' schedules, taking holidays into account)!

  • What requirements do I have to fulfil in order to pass the internship?
    • The specified number of hours (12 hours + pre- and post-discussions) must be completed.
    • The content requirements of the mentors must be met.
    • The internship passport must be completed (see below for download).
  • How often can I repeat the internship if I don't pass?

    If there is a negative assessment "participated without success" in an internship, the students have the opportunity to repeat the internship once. A negative assessment is made on the basis of formal failures or a written performance description. If the written performance description is likely to lead to a negative assessment, the student has the right to submit a written statement. An internship is assessed "participated without success", i.e. negatively, if

    • the internship place is not taken up after the binding registration without giving reasons.
    • if the internship is not completed in full without giving reasons.
    • the mentor assesses the student's performance as insufficient.
    • students are expelled from the practical school.


 Orientation Internship Passport (Word/PDF)


Requests regarding the orientation internship (OP) via Mail to: schulpraktikum@univie.ac.at