Foreign students may also take up an internship. This introduces them to the working environment in Germany, and enables them to learn and form networks which could help them find employment later. If you are required to do a compulsory internship as part of your degree program, you should seek advice from experienced students, lecturers or your student council. They can give you tips on finding internships, and on which internships make sense for your subject area.
The following applies for degree-program specific internships:
- You must be enrolled at a university.
- You must be between 18 and 35 years old.
- There must be a direct relationship between the content of your internship and your degree program.
- The internship must not last more than six months.
Internships at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
The objective of the KIT MINTernship-Programme is to attract top MINT students from English-speaking countries like Canada, Singapur and the United States as skilled professionals for Germany. In cooperation with partner universities in the Region the programme offers internships directly at the KIT or in other companies in Baden-Wuerttemberg for up to six months. The internships are advertised at the KIT website.
Interested companies can contact Dr. Kai Rebensburg, Telephone: +49 (0)721 608 44918,
Further information is available from the DAAD and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), which offers a portal to help you find internship placements.