Am I eligible?
As long as you are enrolled at a university or college in the U.S., you are welcome to apply for and participate in the program. We will work with you and your home university to help you receive credit for your internship. Other than that requirement, we require you to have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and at least four semesters completed in the major, minor or pre-professional program that you are looking to intern in. All requirements are listed below.
Do I have to speak German?
If you have already taken some German classes or speak German, that’s great! If not, we do our best to accommodate English-only-speaking students as well. However, the ability to place someone in an English-only internship depends heavily on the applicant’s previous work experience and academic field. Please contact us to discuss your individual situation.
What housing options are available?
There a four main housing options available:
- Shared apartments (with German, American and/or international students)
- Single apartments
- Room in a private dormitory
- Host families
What internships are available?
We curate and customize each and every internship for students. This means that we normally don’t simply match students with a pool of pre-determined placements. We take into account your interests, personality, grades, academic field, previous work experience, and internship preferences to find a perfect match for you and the hosting organization.
How does the application process work?
The first step is filling out the interest form. We’ll take a look at your applicant profile and interests and determine if you’re a good fit for the program. If you are, we will invite you to apply and send you further information about the next steps.
Students need to have completed at least four semesters – or four classes – in the major, minor or pre-professional program that they wan to intern in.
3.0 GPA MINIMUM
Grades are of utmost importance to the majority of German employers. By getting good grades, students show their ability to learn new material well and their potential for applying their new knowledge at their internship.
Germany is not an English-speaking country. However, there are plenty of organizations open and willing to hosting international interns who only speak English. German is a plus, but not a necessity.
You ready for an exciting and exhilarating experience that will give you confidence and equip you with the self-determination to go after what you want well beyond the program’s end date.
U.S., Canadian and European citizens are all eligible. Other citizenships are available upon request as long as the student is enrolled at a U.S. college or university.
You must be completing the internship as part of your degree program. It does not make a difference if you are using the internship for credit in your major, minor, pre-professional program or for general course requirements.