The national committee of IAESTE Germany provides internships for students enrolled at German universities in all technical and scientific fields. Internships are offered in industries as well as in research institutes. Most of the IAESTE internships last about 2-3 months, usually during summer. All IAESTE internships are paid, the salary is based on the specific living costs in the country of destination. IAESTE takes care of all necessary formalities and usually provides accommodation for the trainees. This service is free for students enrolled in Germany due to the integration of the IAESTE programme into the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
How can I apply for an internship through IAESTE?
First of all, we expect that you are enrolled as a student at a German University. If you fulfill this requirement, you have basically two options to get an internship through IAESTE:
1.) The regular application procedure
By submitting a pre-application to the local committee responsible for your university you will be registered in our application pool. The application starts in September.
Depending on your wishes – regarding the preferred countries, period of time, qualifications – every applicant will receive an internship offer. The deadline for submitting a pre-application is the 30th November of each year. The offered internships are always scheduled for the following year, usually during the summer months.
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2.) The direct application for remaining internships
After the internship offers have been distributed in the regular application procedure, some internship-offers may still be remaining. These remaining internships are often quite interesting and will be redistributed in a post-exchange session independently from the pre-applications. Information about the post-exchange session can be gathered at your local committee.
Furthermore there are internship-offers that have been announced too late or too early (current list) for the regular application procedure. These offers are often to be filled on short notice. This list is accessible worldwide and therefore the internships may be filled quickly by someone else. Please be aware that the list does not contain the complete set of information because of data privacy issues. The list is updated regularly, so if you visit the web page often remember to refresh it from time to time. If you want to know more about the internships or are interested in a particular internship offer you are welcome to contact your local committee. They will then try to reserve the internship for you!
The benefits of an IAESTE internship
IAESTE internships have following benefits:
- No extensive search for an internship
- IAESTE helps you with formalities (work permit, visa, etc.)
- Accommodation will usually be organized
- The Local committee of the destination country will take care of you (trips, parties, etc.)
- Salary covers basically the living costs in your destination country
What we offer as well
- Trainee Reports from previous IAESTE Outgoers
- Assistance with your preparations for the internship
- Applications for an allowance when travelling to non-European countries