The International Office does not arrange internships. However, in the following sections you can find an overview of a number of internship providers and agencies.
We are also happy to assist you in applying for financial support for your internship abroad.
Via their online job board, the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences offers internships that are also open to students of the University of Mannheim: www.hs-karlsruhe.de/
The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences also acts as the liaison office for Erasmus internships for Baden-Württemberg. This is where you can apply for Erasmus funding for internships within Europe.
The European Youth Portal is a website for young people who would like to participate in various projects in Europe. All EU citizens between the age of 18 and 30 can apply. There is a plethora of topics, all based on the EU Youth Strategy, raging from education, jobs, culture, social inclusion, health, mobility and volunteer work.
The platform ErasmusIntern.org was created by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in cooperation with the European Commission and provides advertisements for internships at European companies. Like all European internships, these internships can be funded through the Erasmus program. Since this is a public platform and there is no vetting process of the advertised internship positions, please make sure to thoroughly check each internship opportunity and the corresponding company before you apply.
Campus France Deutschland (website available in German only) is the official information service of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for study-related stays abroad in France and Germany. They provide information about issues such as financing, housing, the higher education sector, internships, and many more.
Among other things, Campus France provides information about the national system for subsidized housing in France (allocation de logement or aide personnalisée au logement) that is also paid to international students and about the French housing tax that unfortunately must be paid in some cases.
Housing in Paris: The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris constitutes an interesting accommodation option as various countries are offering student residence halls in order to promote international exchange. Students of a master’s program who are German citizens and have a good command of French can also apply for housing in the German „Maison Heinrich Heine“.
Tip: The French-German Zentrum für Europäischen Verbraucherschutz has published an online-booklet containing useful tips for Germans who want to live and study in France (available in German only).
The DAAD RISE Worldwide program offers research internships as well as full-ride scholarships for students in the bachelor’s program in Informatics and similar fields of study. The research internships take place during the semester break.
Applicants have the possibility to either search for an internship on their own and then apply for a corresponding scholarship or to directly apply for one of the numerous internships advertised as part of the program.
Participants of the program receive a monthly grant for subsistence expenses and fixed-rate grants for travel expenses.
In addition to financial support, participants are offered a program of activities such as seminars and meetings abroad.
- Option A: Applying for a scholarship for an internship at an international organization or EU institution or at selected NGOs that the applicant has found on his/
- Option B: Applying for a specific internship advertised as part of the program
In order to work as a foreign language teaching assistant at a secondary school abroad, students of all programs who have finished their fourth semester can apply at the PAD (Pädagogischer Austauschdienst) or the Goethe Institute.
If you are interested in completing an internship in Israel, we recommend checking out the projects offered by the New Kibbutz program. If you participate in the New Kibbutz program, you are eligible to apply for the Israel scholarship programs by the German state parliaments. Please note that the Israel scholarship program has a much earlier application deadline than the New Kibbutz program.
The DAAD arranges internships in Russia and funds them with a generous scholarship program. In a first step, interested students can apply for an internship, and, in a second step, for corresponding funding. For information on the application procedure and further information please see the website of the DAAD (available in German only).
Since 1996, the scholarship program Language and Practice in China (Sprache und Praxis in China) (website available in German only) offered by the DAAD has been preparing outstanding graduates from economic and social sciences, as well as from law and engineering for senior positions in German-Chinese businesses. Following an intensive 10-months language training, the scholarship holders spend a four-month period of workplace training at German and Chinese companies developing a valuable network for their future career. As a rule, interested students and/
The scholarship program Language and Practice in Japan (Sprache und Praxis in Japan) (website available in German only) offered by the DAAD aims at training outstanding graduates from economic and political sciences, as well as from law and engineering in order to become Japan experts in economy, administration, and industry. Following an intensive 10-months language training, the scholarship holders complete a 4-months internship. This combination enables the scholarship holders to learn about Japanese culture and economy from scratch and to develop valuable networks. As a rule, interested students and/
The New Kibbutz gives you the unique opportunity to dive into the world of start-ups and experience Israel’s business culture and mentality. I completed an internship at a small company that advises small German businesses on innovation and helps them connect with Israeli high-tech start-ups in the respective field. During my internship, I learned a lot about the methods of business development, growth strategies and about how a start-up ecosystem can function. My most valuable experience was seeing the Israelis’ relaxed, direct and bold approach to business and other aspects of life. I adopted this mentality and can see its benefits to my studies and my career even after my return to Germany.