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AATG Internship Program for College Students
College students looking for the opportunity to gain work experience in Germany can now apply for a summer internship through the AATG Internship Program. Internships are available in a wide variety of fields, including social services, agriculture, medicine, business, childcare, and engineering.

Eligibility. Undergraduates who have at least Intermediate Mid German proficiency and meet all other internship-specific requirements are eligible to apply. See the ACTFL Profiency Guidelines for information on language proficiency ratings. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 at time of departure. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

Internship Duration. 3 months.

Internship Program Cost is $2,000 including a $50 non-refundable application fee. The costs also include the fees for placement, assistance with housing, work authorization, and orientation. Students must also have a minimum reserve of $1,500 at the time of departure to pay for personal expenses during their stay.

Internship Compensation. All internships provide compensation in the form of a salary or room and board. Salaries are paid monthly and depend on the particular internship. See specific internship listings below for salary information. Unless otherwise noted, room and board are not included in compensation.

Application Deadline is February 1, 2018.


Apply by sending the following application materials to Program Coordinator April Ann Hemphill, april@aatg.org.
  • Online Application Form. Complete the form and upload the following. Note: Partial progress on the Online Application Form cannot be saved.
    • Agreement Form. Print and sign. Click to download.
    • A copy of your student ID
    • Passport-style photo.
  • Recommendation Form. Completed by applicant's German professor. Click to download.
  • A copy of the signature page of your passport
  • Online Language Self-Evaluation
  • $450 initial payment and $50 non-refundable application fee. Payment options:
    • Pay online with credit or debit card through the AATG Store
    • Send a check to AATG, 112 Haddontowne Court #104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

If you do not upload your Recommendation Form and copy of the signature page of your passport with the Online Application Form, e-mail these materials to Program Coordinator, April Ann Hemphill, april@aatg.org. Full payment is due six weeks prior to departure.

Click to begin the online application.

Internships in Germany
The following internship positions are available for 2017. Click the arrow for more details. Contact Program Coordinator April Hemphill april@aatg.org if you have any questions.

BMW Details▼
Requirements: Advanced Mid German proficiency, a major in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering and strong interest in the automotive industry
Compensation: 670 Euros/month
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Infineon Technologies Details▼
Requirements: Advanced High German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Computer Science, IT, Mathematics, or Finance
Compensation: 1,600 Euros/month
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Munich Reinsurance Company Details▼
Requirements: Advanced High German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Marketing, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Mathematics
Compensation: 1200 Euros/month
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Siemens Medical Solutions Details
Requirements: Advanced High German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Computer Science or IT
Compensation: 680 Euros/month
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Assisted Living Home Georg Brauchle Haus Details
Requirements: Advanced High German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Pre-med, Nursing, Biology, or healthcare-related fields
Compensation: 500 Euros/month and room and board
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German Red Cross in Bernkastel Details
Requirements: Intermediate Mid German proficiency, interest in working with disabled adults, a major in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field
Compensation: 100 Euros/month and room and board
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German Red Cross in Unna Details
Requirements: Advanced High German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Pre-med, Nursing, or a related field
Compensation: Room
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Mother-Child Clinic Details
Requirements: Advanced Mid German proficiency, interest in working with children, a major in Sociology, Pre-med, Psychology, or a related field
Compensation: Room and board
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Meals on Wheels Social Service Details
Requirements: Advanced Mid German proficiency, sophomore or junior standing with a major in social work or related field. Must be able to drive a manual transmission car.
Compensation: 500 Euros/month
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Family-owned Farm Details
Requirements: Advanced Mid German proficiency and interest in agriculture and working with stock animals, a major in Agricultural Studies, Biology, Animal Sciences or a related field
Compensation: 200 Euros/month and room and board
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Clinic and Recovery Center for Families Details
Requirements: Advanced Mid German proficiency, interest in working with children, and junior year standing with a major in Education or Psychology
Compensation: 500 Euros/month and room and board
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Refugee Center provided by Caritas Details
Requirements: Intermediate High German proficiency and sophomore or junior standing with a major in Sociology, History, International Relations, Cultural Studies or a related field
Compensation: Room and board
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Hotel Ihnkem on the island of Norderney Details
Requirements: Advanced High German proficiency and junior year standing with a major in Hospitality or a related field, or relevant practical experience at a hotel or restaurant.
Compensation: 1,100 Euros/month and room and board
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