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You can acquire organisational, personal and intercultural skills during an internship abroad and they will help you later when you are looking for a job.
1. Finding an internship
Here we have compiled some useful links to help you find an internship abroad (only available in German). The Career Service will also support you in searching and applying for internships abroad.
Internship abroad - Company (Document in German)
Internship abroad - School (Document in German)
Stays abroad for teacher training students: How to succeed - facts and tips, DAAD (Document in German)
Internship abroad - Research (Document in German)
Internship abroad - International Organisation (Document in German)
Are you still looking for some inspiration? You will find some personal accounts from students who have already been abroad here:
2. Checking whether accreditation is possible
You can discover how you can gain accreditation for your internship for your study course from the relevant contact persons for your subject. We have compiled a list of the contact persons for you: Contact persons for internships abroad
3. Applying for funding
The International Office can advise you on many funding opportunities for internships abroad. Apply for the following programmes with us:
- Funding for internships with Erasmus+
Internships within Europe, lasting at least 2 months. Apply approx. 2 months before the start of the internship
- Funding for internships with PROMOS
Internships outside Europe, lasting between 6 weeks and 6 months. Internships within Europe, lasting between 6 weeks and 2 months. Apply by 15 November/15 June.
- Funding for internships with SHOSTA
Internships in or outside Europe, lasting 4-6 weeks. Apply by 15 November/15 June.
School internships - which scholarships are suitable?
Other funding opportunities (selection):
- Funding for internships through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
- Funding for internships in the digital sector & IT
- BAföG abroad
- Funding for internships through the DFJW (German-French Youth Office)
- Deutsch-US-Amerikanisches Praktikumsprogramm (DAP)
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