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Internship Resources for College Students

Are you an college student looking to gain work experience in Germany? Internships in Germany are offered by a wide variety of organizations in a variety of fields, including social services, agriculture, medicine, business, childcare, and engineering. Before you apply for any internship, make sure to check the position requirements, including the timeframe, language proficiency requirement, and additional skills required. The internship provider should offer clear details on your expected work dates, work hours, accommodation, amenities, and compensation.

Speak with your campus's Study Abroad Center. Your university may offer services to help you find the perfect internship. These programs are often approved by your institution, so you can get college credit, as well.

Go straight to the source! If you have a company you'd like to intern for, go straight to the company's website. Oftentimes large companies will post listings for Praktika online, including complete application materials.

Get started with this list of internship provider resources.

  • German-American Exchange Internship. Students at the organization's eligible partner universities may apply for a 3-month summer internship in Germany. Program dates are fixed each year and there is a mandatory orientation as well as support from an internship mentor.
  • RISE Germany Internships for STEM fields. RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. Students are carefully matched with doctoral students, whom they assist and who serve as their mentors.
  • EMGIP-Bundestag Internship. These two-month internships offer students the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.
  • Cultural Vistas Internship Program. Cultural Vistas offers 2-12 month internships year-round and in the summer to all currently enrolled university students who have at least 2 years of study in the field of their major.
  • CBYX for Young Professionals. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18–24 the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.
  • GoAbroad.com. GoAbroad aggregates internship listings from worldwide employment providers. Their list includes a variety of internship opportunities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for college students of all levels.
  • Studyabroad.com. StudyAbroad has collected a comprehensive list of many internhsip offerings in Germany, including doctor shadowing, writing internships, and more generalized positions.
  • ICE Menlo. International Cooperative Exchange coordinates 8- to 12-week internships in countries around the world including Germany for undergraduate college students.
  • Internship at BASF. BASF, a German chemical company, offers 2-6 month internships for students studying science, engineering, economics, and humanities.
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