Internships In Germany

Why to do Internship in Germany? The inter ship is a chance to work with professional professional companies. Inter ships are important part of German education, also thousands t housands of companies in Germany offer huge op portunities in Germany. Typically the internship in Germany is between 3 months to one year depending on the requirement of your program. Internships in Germany give you a chance to expand your network of contacts. You can improve your team working skills, get hands o n professional professional experience. If you are really lucky then internship can open opportunity of job for you. Types of Internships The internships which are requirement of your courses are called called compulsory internships. Most of the course in Germany needs internship of 6 months. You cannot complete your degree with our compulsory internship. The other type of o f internship is noncompulsory which is mostly done Requirements of Internship Insurance: For internship in Germany valid hea lth insurance is required. It is important to which covers accident or personal accident at work place or not. Internship Agreement: For applying for for visa in Karachi Consulate, Isb. Embassy Embassy you you need Internship agreement. Your company will send this to you, if you are already in Germany then you can use this for anmelden in new city. Knowledge of German: Although you don’ don’t require German for visa most of times, but it is highly recommended to do A2 from Goethe in Pakistan. This will give you lot benefit in learning in company. You can learn culture, cu lture, company structure, and other thing if you know little German. However if you apply for company with German internship then you need proper German level as required by the company. co mpany. ZAV If you are in Pakistan , your course must related to the internship somehow. Mostly Germany companies don’t give internships to irrelevant people. You also need a permit from the German International Employment Agency "Zentrale Auslands- and Fachvermittlung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit. http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/Navigation/Dienststellen/besondere-Dst/ZAV/ZAV-Nav.html. Their approval along with your contract will be required for visa. You employer will submit an internship application for you to the ZAV. How do I find an internship? There are several companies in Germany which help you to find internships in Germany. 1-]] AESTA is an organization which helps students to find internships as per their expertise and interest. See their website for further details. http://www.iaeste.org/ . 2-]] ElSA provides services of internships and exchange students you can find more details here, http://elsa.org/. Positions are mostly post in https://www.elsa-germany.org/de/step-auslandspraktika/aktuelle-stellen/. 3-]]AIESEC is largest organization in Germany with site office over 100 plus countries. You can contact local office in the nearest city : Islamabad http://aiesecislamabad.com/ Karachi http://aieseckhi.com/ Lahore http://aieseclahore.com/ International Website https://www.aiesec.org/ AIESEC has contact with 100’s of companies in Germany. It is largest network for providing internships. Some useful Links http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/nn_26260/Navigation/zentral/Buerger/Buerger-Nav.html http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/StaatenlisteVisumpflicht_node.html Some Commonly Asked questions: 1. Rules and Requirements What are the main criteria based on which internships are given to the foreign students? First of all qualifications, it's important that the students apply for internships in areas that match their subjects of study. If you are p lanning to do the internship within an internship program the criteria depend on the respective program. : Will I need a work permit for doing an internship in Germany?  Non-European students need a work permit if they wish to complete an internship in Germany. Within in the IAESTE program, the DAAD can issue a work permit waiver. EU citizens do not need a work permit but can do an internship right away. It's also important to mention that the 90/180 days rule does apply for students that have a student visa for studying in Germany. That means that you are allowed to work 90 full or 180 half days per year. Are German language skills necessary to get an internship? If you want to do an internship in a German company you need to speak the language of communication. If that's German then you need to know German! In research institutes or some  big international companies English is normally enough but of course knowing some German won't hurt. Which is the best way to find an internship at a German company? As given above you can find through, IAESTA, AIESEC and through following data base, http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/careerservice/onlineangebot_praktikumsboersen.html. Is it necessary to study while applying for an internship or can the applicant be recent graduated? Being a student makes it easier. If you are a student at a German University you already have a visa. If you are enrolled at a university abroad it's easier to get one. Will prior work experience come handy to get an internship position. Absolutely! Many employers require prior experience especially in laboratory work at a research institution. What is the difference between Praktikum (internship) and Studentische Hilfskraft (student assistant)? Studentische Hilfskraft  (student assistant) is a PAID job at a University for enrolled students. A  Praktikum (internship) can be paid or not paid and does have to do with a job you might want to take later on. An internship is part of your academic education while a job as a Studentische Hilfskraft just earns you some extra money. Is there any program for post-graduation students? There is no special programme at RUB we have a programme that prepares enrolled international students for internships and application processes. When they are finished with their st udies they can apply for a job or an internship: http://international.rub.de/rubiss/angebote/profin.html.de Are German employers interested in getting international interns? Absolutely, there are about 700 companies per year that offer internships in the IAESTE  program only . Do you have any internships for lawyers? Maybe AIESEC fits you or the European Law students association ELSA might be interesting for you to have a look at. Is there an internship for English teachers? You could try and come as a language assistant. That is a kind of assistant teacher program http://www.kmk-pad.org/ Is it possible to cancel my internship if I don’t like it? Well, what kind of question is that? At the beg inning of your internship you sign a contract with your employer and you are expected to fulfill it. So before agreeing to an internship think twice and make sure that it's really something you'd like to do. In case you are granted a scholarship you will be asked to pay back at least parts of it if you decide to quit without a very good reason. Can I get admission in Masters after completing an internship successfully in Germany? There is no guarantee that you can start studying in a master program in Germany after you have completed an internship. For studying in Germany, t he rules are completely different! In terms of educational requirements, language and also visa!!! 2. IAESTE What is the full meaning of IAESTE? IAESTE stands for "International association for the exchange o f students for technical experience". What can I do if IAESTE does not operate in my home country, how can I get internship? In case you are from a co untry where there is no IAESTE committee and you w ish to come to Germany for an internship, ask your employer to contact the DAAD section 514. And you ca n always become active yourself, find a company and apply! Is a TOEFL test necessary for an IAESTE internship? For many internship programes a language test is required but not necessarily TOEFL but also TestDaF (German) and others. I am currently enrolled in a German University as an Exchange Student. How could the IASTE help me to find internships? You may apply for an internship outside Germany. IAESTE cannot assist you in finding an internship in Germany. Maybe your German host un iversity has got a Career Service. Go there and ask them if they have some advice for you! How can I volunteer for IAESTE and what tasks do I have to fulfill? We are always looking for volunteers. Please contact the IAESTE committee in your home country. There are many different tasks but mostly it’s about supporting international students. Do I have to take part in the IAESTE program in order to find an internship in Germany or is it possible to find one by myself? Of course you can beco me active yourself, search for suitable positions and apply. But inform yourself about "application rules" / formalities first. In Germany they might be different from your home country in terms of cover letter, cv etc. 3. Finances and Deadlines Is there an application deadline for internships? There is no special deadline, but you should take into consideration that if you co me to Germany for an internship -and are not already here- you will need some time to apply for a visa! For students studying in Germany who wish to participate in the IAESTE program the deadline is 30.  November each year. When is the right time for a student to look for an internship? Most employers offer internships for students towards the end of their studies because they expect some experience from you especially if they pay you. How long do internships normally last? Minimum is 8 weeks, max. 12 month but that depends on your time budget as well. The employer decides of course. I want to extend my internship for another 6 months. Is it possible? To extend your internship might be difficult because you also have to extend your visa. You must make sure that you continue to be paid or that a scholarship is extended as well. Is it common for internships to be paid in Germany? And if so, how much are they normally paid? For international students that are enrolled at a German university and who do an internship during their studies it is not necessarily a rule that they get a paid internship. For students from abroad it is important that the costs of living are covered. Either by the  payment or with a scholarship. The amount of money needed per month is currently 670 Euro. If you can't show proof of this amount you won't get the required work permit waiver. What would be the average costs incurred during an internship? And do the internships give out stipend as well? As mentioned before you'll be asked to show proof of the required 670 Euro per month either with a scholarship or by payment. Can I apply for some funding to get me through the internship for the next 3 months even if I already started with it? Well as you have already started your internship you can no longer apply for funding at a public organization. I'm sorry.
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Why to do Internship in Germany?

The inter ship is a chance to work with professional companies. Inter ships are important part of German education, also thousands of companies in Germany offer huge opportunities in Germany. Typically the internship in Germany is between 3 months to one year depending on the requirement of your program. Internships in Germany give you a chance to expand your network of contacts. You can improve your team working skills, get hands on professional experience. If you are really lucky then internship can open opportunity of job for you.

Types of Internships
The internships which are requirement of your courses are called compulsory internships. Most of the course in Germany needs internship of 6 months. You cannot complete your degree with our compulsory internship. The other type of internship is noncompulsory which is mostly done

Requirements of Internship
Insurance: For internship in Germany valid health insurance is required. It is important to which covers accident or personal accident at work place or not. Internship Agreement: For applying for visa in Karachi Consulate, Isb. Embassy you need Internship agreement. Your company will send this to you, if you are already in Germany then you can use this for anmelden in new city. Knowledge of German: Although you don’t require German for visa most of times, but it is highly recommended to do A2 from Goethe in Pakistan. This will give you lot benefit in learning in company. You can learn culture, company structure, and other thing if you know little German. However if you apply for company with German internship then you need proper German level as required by the company.
ZAV If you are in Pakistan , your course must related to the internship somehow. Mostly Germany companies don’t give internships to irrelevant people. You also need a permit from the German International Employment Agency "Zentrale Auslands- and Fachvermittlung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit.

html http://www.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/StaatenlisteVisumpflicht_node.org/. 1-]] AESTA is an organization which helps students to find internships as per their expertise and interest. http://www. Some useful Links http://www. 3-]]AIESEC is largest organization in Germany with site office over 100 plus countries.arbeitsagentur.com/ http://aieseckhi. Positions are mostly post in https://www.html . Their approval along with your contract will be required for visa.com/ https://www. You employer will submit an internship application for you to the ZAV.com/ http://aieseclahore. http://elsa.org/ AIESEC has contact with 100’s of companies in Germany.org/ .html.org/de/step-auslandspraktika/aktuelle-stellen/.iaeste. 2-]] ElSA provides services of internships and exchange students you can find more details here.aiesec. It is largest network for providing internships.de/Navigation/Dienststellen/besondere-Dst/ZAV/ZAV-Nav.auswaertiges-amt. How do I find an internship? There are several companies in Germany which help you to find internships in Germany. See their website for further details. You can contact local office in the nearest city : Islamabad Karachi Lahore International Website http://aiesecislamabad.http://www.de/nn_26260/Navigation/zentral/Buerger/Buerger-Nav.arbeitsagentur.elsa-germany.

html. the DAAD can issue a work permit waiver.de/careerservice/onlineangebot_praktikumsboersen. An internship is part of your academic education while a job as a Studentische Hilfskraft just earns you some extra money. If you are a student at a German University you already have a visa. If that's German then you need to know German! In research institutes or some big international companies English is normally enough but of course knowing some German won't hurt. That means that you are allowed to work 90 full or 180 half days per year. A Praktikum (internship) can be paid or not paid and does have to do with a job you might want to take later on. If you are planning to do the internship within an internship program the criteria depend on the respective program. Are German language skills necessary to get an internship? If you want to do an internship in a German company you need to speak the language of communication.Some Commonly Asked questions: 1. Which is the best way to find an internship at a German company? As given above you can find through. It's also important to mention that the 90/180 days rule does apply for students that have a student visa for studying in Germany. it's important that the students apply for internships in areas that match their subjects of study. IAESTA. : Will I need a work permit for doing an internship in Germany? Non-European students need a work permit if they wish to complete an internship in Germany. EU citizens do not need a work permit but can do an internship right away. Rules and Requirements What are the main criteria based on which internships are given to the foreign students? First of all qualifications. If you are enrolled at a university abroad it's easier to get one. Is it necessary to study while applying for an internship or can the applicant be recent graduated? Being a student makes it easier. http://www. AIESEC and through following data base. What is the difference between Praktikum (internship) and Studentische Hilfskraft (student assistant)? Studentische Hilfskraft (student assistant) is a PAID job at a University for enrolled students. Will prior work experience come handy to get an internship position. Absolutely! Many employers require prior experience especially in laboratory work at a research institution. .ruhr-uni-bochum. Within in the IAESTE program.

Do you have any internships for lawyers? Maybe AIESEC fits you or the European Law students association ELSA might be interesting for you to have a look at. I am currently enrolled in a German University as an Exchange Student. That is a kind of assistant teacher program http://www. IAESTE What is the full meaning of IAESTE? IAESTE stands for "International association for the exchange of students for technical experience".de Are German employers interested in getting international interns? Absolutely.html. So before agreeing to an internship think twice and make sure that it's really something you'd like to do. find a company and apply! Is a TOEFL test necessary for an IAESTE internship? For many internship programes a language test is required but not necessarily TOEFL but also TestDaF (German) and others. Is there an internship for English teachers? You could try and come as a language assistant. And you can always become active yourself. the rules are completely different! In terms of educational requirements. language and also visa!!! 2. IAESTE cannot assist you in finding an . how can I get internship? In case you are from a country where there is no IAESTE committee and you wish to come to Germany for an internship. ask your employer to contact the DAAD section 514. what kind of question is that? At the beginning of your internship you sign a contract with your employer and you are expected to fulfill it. When they are finished with their studies they can apply for a job or an internship: http://international.kmk-pad.de/rubiss/angebote/profin.rub.Is there any program for post-graduation students? There is no special programme at RUB we have a programme that prepares enrolled international students for internships and application processes. For studying in Germany. In case you are granted a scholarship you will be asked to pay back at least parts of it if you decide to quit without a very good reason. How could the IASTE help me to find internships? You may apply for an internship outside Germany. Can I get admission in Masters after completing an internship successfully in Germany? There is no guarantee that you can start studying in a master program in Germany after you have completed an internship.org/ Is it possible to cancel my internship if I don’t like it? Well. there are about 700 companies per year that offer internships in the IAESTE program only . What can I do if IAESTE does not operate in my home country.

how much are they normally paid? For international students that are enrolled at a German university and who do an internship during their studies it is not necessarily a rule that they get a paid internship. In Germany they might be different from your home country in terms of cover letter.you will need some time to apply for a visa! For students studying in Germany who wish to participate in the IAESTE program the deadline is 30. Do I have to take part in the IAESTE program in order to find an internship in Germany or is it possible to find one by myself? Of course you can become active yourself. Finances and Deadlines Is there an application deadline for internships? There is no special deadline. Maybe your German host university has got a Career Service.internship in Germany. November each year. The employer decides of course. But inform yourself about "application rules" / formalities first. Please contact the IAESTE committee in your home country. When is the right time for a student to look for an internship? Most employers offer internships for students towards the end of their studies because they expect some experience from you especially if they pay you. Either by the payment or with a scholarship. 3. If you can't show proof of this amount you won't get the required work permit waiver. Is it possible? To extend your internship might be difficult because you also have to extend your visa. How long do internships normally last? Minimum is 8 weeks. I want to extend my internship for another 6 months. What would be the average costs incurred during an internship? And do the internships give out stipend as well? As mentioned before you'll be asked to show proof of the required 670 Euro per month either with a scholarship or by payment. You must make sure that you continue to be paid or that a scholarship is extended as well. There are many different tasks but mostly it’s about supporting international students. Is it common for internships to be paid in Germany? And if so. 12 month but that depends on your time budget as well. Go there and ask them if they have some advice for you! How can I volunteer for IAESTE and what tasks do I have to fulfill? We are always looking for volunteers. The amount of money needed per month is currently 670 Euro. . but you should take into consideration that if you come to Germany for an internship -and are not already here. max. search for suitable positions and apply. cv etc. For students from abroad it is important that the costs of living are covered.

Can I apply for some funding to get me through the internship for the next 3 months even if I already started with it? Well as you have already started your internship you can no longer apply for funding at a public organization. . I'm sorry.