The duration of the traineeship, referred to in the examination regulations, is to be understood as the minimum period required for the recognition of the traineeship (at least 6 weeks in the Bachelor's degree program, at least 8 weeks in the Master's degree programs).
The lecturers of the Department of Geography recommend a longer duration to get deeper insight into the field of geographers. Unfortunately, for legal reasons, the department can not issue any certificates for a longer period than allowed for in the examination regulations.
With a traineeship longer than the minimum duration, it is best to clarify procedures with the Student Advice Centre directly – for instance with regard to the possibility of a leave of absence. Questions regarding social security, etc. should be directed at the provider of the traineeship or the responsible social insurance institution. Important information about the minimum wage can be found by referring to this BMAS website.