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Business, Engineering & Personalized Internships in Germany | Germany

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IE3 Global collaborates with an in-country partner to provide high-quality, personalized internship opportunities. Through personal contact and hands-on student engagement, our partner matches students with an organization where they can learn and make a valuable contribution. They have professional opportunities with business, engineering, and a variety of other focus areas in Germany.

Our coordinators match students with internships based on industry interest and professional and academic experience. Previous internships include the areas of Business (Consulting, Retail, Marketing, Operations, HR, Trade Organizations, Chamber of Commerce, Finance and Banking); Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Siemens, BMW, Airbus, Fujitsu, Porsche), and Food Sciences (Nestle).

Duration of Internship:

  • 3 months (visa regulation)

Through a partnership with coordinators in Germany, IE3 Global Internship participants have access to a wide variety of German internship opportunities in business, finance, and engineering.

Students applying for an individualized internship receive support and suggestions for settling in, as well as substantial help with work permit and registration processing, suggestions for accommodation and ongoing support. The application process is rigorous. Students must be prepared to submit materials in German as well as in English.

Previous internships include the areas of Business (Consulting, Retail, Marketing, Operations, HR, Trade Organizations, Chamber of Commerce, Finance and Banking); Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Siemens, BMW, Airbus, Fujitsu, Porsche), and Food Sciences (Nestle).

Internships available depend on the skills of the applicant and the needs of the organization. Internships are available year round, but applicants should apply as early as possible in order to give maximum opportunity for arranging an internship that is a good fit.

Academic Background:

  • All majors may apply. Interns in their senior year with a background and experience within their chosen industry are preferred. Additional requirements may apply and depend on your desired internship field.

Skills/Experience:

  • Interns are expected to demonstrate responsibility, professional motivation, flexibility, and effective communication skills. Interns should have relevant coursework or professional experience (paid, intern, or volunteer) in the chosen industry when possible.

Language Requirements:

  • For all internships and to complete required immigration and visa paperwork, German is the main language of communication. Interns must be capable of communication at an intermediate level in professional settings.

Visa Requirements:

  • Interns must be eligible for a Residence / Long Stay Visa for Germany.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

  • IE3Global Program Fee: $3,450
  • Host Site Fees (see details below): $1550*
  • International Travel: $1,200
  • Visa Fees: $50*

Estimated Monthly Expenses

  • Housing: $680 - $980
  • Food: $500
  • Local Transportation: $90
  • Utilities, Phone, Internet: $300

*Fee amounts are calculated with an exchange rate from European Euro at the time of posting.

Host Site Fee Details

The host site fee includes:

  • Personalized internship placement
  • Local Support
  • Work Permit Waiver

Independent Housing

Interns arrange their own housing. Local coordinators can offer some support in locating housing.

Terms

Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25

Fall: April 15

Winter: September 1

Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

-Near-fluency in German (3rd year level minimum)

-Skills relevant to the internship field of interest - course work, volunteer work and possibly previous work experience

-Sense of professionalism and strong work ethic