A step-by-step guide to internships abroad

If you are thinking about doing an internship abroad, you should begin preparations early (12-18 months in advance). For instance, if you are planning to spend your third semester abroad, you should get in touch with the International Office during the first semester of your course.

A step-by-step guide to internships abroad

  1. First, it’s important to be interested in going abroad to do an internship (think about dates and possibly combining this with a study visit).
  2. Think about what foreign/working language you would like to do your internship in.
  3. Obtain information about internships abroad
  4. Go to information sessions on internships abroad.
  5. Contact (former) interns for tips and advice.
  6. Make an appointment with the International Office via Moodle.
  7. Fill in the consultation form and print it out.
  8. Consultation at the International Office (Please remember to bring your consultation form with you.)
  9. Make a final decision to do an internship abroad.
  10. If recquired, submit a language certificate provided by the relevant language teacher.
  11. Find an internship. The following links (some in German only) might help you with this.
  12. Apply for your internship.
  13. Read the information on data protection for the use of "Mobility Online".
  14. Fill in the Online Application Form and send a signed copy to the International Office.
  15. Conclude your contract (Training Agreement) with the organisation offering you an internship.
  16. Complete the grant agreement for an Erasmus grant.
  17. Download the Checklist before departure for your forthcoming internship abroad.

Steps to be taken during your internship abroad

  1. Begin your internship.
  2. Before you return, have the organisation where you did your internship sign your Letter of Confirmation and/or write you a Letter of Reference as proof that you have completed your internship abroad.

What to do after your internship abroad

  1. Return to Germany once your internship abroad has been completed.
  2. Participate in the EU’s online survey (upon request by e-mail).
  3. Write a report about your internship (for the university) and submit it to the International Office.
  4. Submit your Letter of Confirmation and/or Letter of Reference to the International Office.