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Looking for an internship / job in Germany?



Dear International students,

On this page, you'll find some useful information if you're planning to do an internship in Germany. For further questions, you may always get in contact with Friederike Beulshausen.


General information

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Welcome to Germany portal „Make it in Germany“

“Make it in Germany” is the multilingual “Welcome to Germany” portal for international qualified professionals. The portal posts current vacancies in occupations where there is a labour shortage and provides general information about working and living in Germany, for instance regarding the application process, visa questions, German business etiquette and much more.

App “Make it in Germany"

From Quick Check to job listings: „Make it in Germany” app is now available for all Apple and Android tablets and smartphones. Once installed, you will have the entire world of “Make in Germany” with you – every time, everywhere. The app is available in German, English und Spanish.

Manual “Arbeiten in Deutschland” (only in German)

This guide gives some important and well structured information about working in Germany. It is divided in ten chapters: Looking for a job (Arbeitssuche), visa questions (Visum), Applying for a job (Bewerbung), work contract (Arbeitsvertrag), recognition of diplomas (Anerkennung von Berufsabschlüssen), taxes (Steuern), social security (Sozialversicherung), chances for family members (Chancen für Familienangehörige), language skills (Sprachkenntnisse) and contacts (Ansprechpartner).

App “Karriere-Kompass Deutschland“This app provides general information about studying and working in Germany. It is available for Apple, Android and Blackberry smartphones and tablets.
Young Germany – Career, education and lifestyle guideYoung Germany is a platform that provides career services, information and insider tips for your life in Germany. You'll find useful information about how to find an intership in Germany and more.

Job portals & internship portals

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JOBBÖRSE The Federal Employment Agency's JOBBÖRSE is the biggest job portal in Germany.
“Make it in Germany” job exchangeHere you'll find job listings that may be filtered by fields of work as well as geographically.
Job portal “Work in Bavaria" If you're looking for a job in Bavaria, the initative "Work in Bavaria" might be just right for you to find job opportunities in in this part of Germany.
EURESThe EURES platform helps jobseekers to move abroad by finding a job in Europe.

Search engines, mostly in German, targeted search possible

Please click here to consult a non-exhaustive list of search engines for Germany. Furthermore you may find job or internship opportunities on these websites:

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XingThis business network describes itself as "the largest business network in German-speaking countries" that "already has more than 10 million members worldwide, many of whom are bound to share your interests or looking for what you have to offer."
ExperteerExperteer describes itself as "Europe’s premium career and recruitment marketplace, used by <nobr>5 million</nobr> executives and professionals ready for their next career move."
Meine Stadt
With "Meine Stadt" you have access to numerous job listings all around Germany.
LinkedInThe "World's largest professional network" is also widely used in Germany and may be a good place for your job searches.
Regis OnlineREGIS Online is the Business Partner Platform for northwest Germany. The portal supports the companies in the region in their activities and helps establish more cooperations between local, national and also international business players.
Consultants.de (only in German)This website offers you tips and information regarding job research, application, interviews and career in general.
efinancialcareersThis job portal ist specialized in the fields of Finance, Banking, Accounting and Insurance.

Online offers from German newspapers (only in Germany)

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Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)

(only in German)

The four big German newspapers are all offering their respective general job portals which allow you to filter vacant positions in all of Germany by the field of business as well as geographically.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

(only in German)

DER SPIEGEL

(only in German)

DIE ZEIT

(only in German)


Career fairs

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Karriere SPIEGEL

(only in German)

These two websites will give you an overview about current career fairs coming up in Germany.

Job fair connecticum



Applying for a job / internship

To have some information about applying in general, you'll already find some aspects here (in German). Furthermore you may consider the following websites:

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EuropassThe objective of Europass is "to help citizens communicate their skills and qualifications effectively when looking for a job or training". In this manner Europass proposes five documents which will make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understandable in all of Europe.

European language levels - Self Assessment Grid

The "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" offers an easy way to express your language skills bay using a universal scale to describe your level of competences in the categories of Listening, Reading, Spoken Interaction, Spoken production and Writing.

Intercultural & linguistic preparation

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The Vocal ProjectThe Vocal Project is an EU-funded website that offers preparation lessons on the linguistic and intercultural level.
Intercultural Handbook GermanyThe guide "How do Germans tick?" offers various insights in German culture and especially the German business etiquette.
Cross-Cultural Management: How to Do Business with Germans - A Guide This guide focusses on different aspects of German business etiquette and presents them in a well-structured manner.

Free Apps to Teach you German

(here or here)

If you want to improve your skills in the German language, you might want to try one of the numerous apps mentioned on these two websites

Information about Germany

The portal "Facts about Germany" offers up-to-date statistics, facts and information about Germany.

The handbook "Facts about Germany" offers exhaustive basic information and numerous points of orientation – all specially designed with international readers in mind. In nine chapters “Facts” conveys a basic understanding of German society and shows which models and solutions are being discussed in a time of social and political change. The new editions focuses in particular on contemporary issues – historical and institutional references take a backseat.

If you're looking for some information about contemporary German history, you might want to have a look at the timelime published by the Federal Agency for Civic Education. This timeline is a two-meter long Do-It-Yourself poster illustrating major events in German history. It begins at the start of World War I in 1914 and proceeds through to German reunification in 1990.

For current news and information about Germany, you may visit the website of "Deutsche Welle".


Other information

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Professional recognitionThe Federal Ministry of Education and Research offers this easy tool to determine if your diplomas (aquired in another country) are officially recognised.
Visa requirementsTo access the German labour market, it might be necessary for foreign nationals (depending on country of origin) to obtain a visa. You'll find information concerning this topic on this website.
Wage indicatorInformation about wage levels in numerous professional fields.
Information about internships and minimum wage (in German)Information about the applicability of the German minimum wage for student internships.

Local foreign nationals' registration authority (Ausländerbehörde)

(i.e. Eichstätt or Ingolstadt)

The "Ausländerbehörde" is the primary official department which deals with all questions regarding foreign nationals staying in Germany. In general, it's the "Ausländerbehörde" at your place of residence that you'll need to consult.