Internships in Germany

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“The praktikum – that’s German for internship  – is considered a significant part of German education and as such, many opportunities exist for those wishing to undertake one. Of course, there are many students in the same boat as you, looking for the right internship to complement their studies and further their education, so be prepared for a level of competition, and the need to put in some hard yards to find your ideal position.”

(Source: https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/business/interning-in-germany-the-basics)

Information about Germany & the German labour market

  • 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 edition focuses in particular on contemporary issues – historical and institutional references are only addressed briefly.
  • If you are looking for information about contemporary German history, you might want to have a look at the timeline published by the Federal Agency for Civic Education. This timeline is a Do-It-Yourself poster of two meters in length that illustrates 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".
  • 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 labor 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 “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 guide - Young Germany is a platform that provides career services, information and insider tips for your life in Germany. You will find useful information about how to find an internship in Germany and more.
  • Studying-in-Germany.org - Studying-in-Germany.org is an information portal about studying in Germany for foreign students and also provides some useful advice on internships in Germany.

Internship search

Job & internship portals
  • JOBBÖRSE - The Federal Employment Agency's JOBBÖRSE is the biggest job portal in Germany.
  • “Make it in Germany” job exchange - Here you will find job listings that can be filtered by fields of work or region.
  • Job portal “Work in Bavaria" - If you're looking for a job in Bavaria, the initiative "Work in Bavaria" might be just right for you to find job opportunities in this part of Germany.
  • EURES - The EURES platform is helpful for everyone who wants to move abroad and is looking for a job in Europe.
Search engines, mostly in German, targeted search possible

Please click here (page in German) to consult a non-exhaustive list of search engines for Germany. Furthermore, you can also find job or internship opportunities on these websites:

  • Xing - This 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."
  • Experteer - Experteer describes itself as "Europe’s premium career and recruitment marketplace, used by 5 million executives and professionals ready for their next career move."
  • Meine Stadt - With "Meine Stadt" you have access to numerous job listings all around Germany.
  • LinkedIn - The "World's largest professional network" is also widely used in Germany and may be a good place for your job searches.
  • Regis Online - REGIS Online is the Business Partner Platform for northwest Germany. The portal supports the companies in the region in their activities and helps establish more collaborations between local, national and international business players.
  • Consultants.de (only in German) - This website offers you tips and information regarding job research, application, interviews and career in general.
  • efinancialcareers - This job portal is specialized in the fields of finance, banking, accounting and insurance.
  • Adzuna - Adzuna offers a huge variety of job vacancies in Germany, combining search results of multiple search engines. Targeted search on locations and profiles is possible.
Online offers from German newspapers (only in Germany)
Career fairs

These two websites will give you an overview of current and upcoming career fairs in Germany.

Applying for a job / internship

On this website, we would already start by providing you with some general information on applying for a job (in German). Furthermore, you will find additional information on the following websites:

Intercultural & linguistic preparation

 

Find free apps to teach you German: please click here or here. If you want to improve your German language skills, feel free to try one of the numerous apps mentioned on these two websites.

Practical information

  • Professional recognition - The Federal Ministry of Education and Research offers this easy tool to determine if your diplomas (acquired in another country) are officially recognized.
  • Visa requirements - To access the German labor market, foreign nationals (depending on country of origin) might have to obtain a visa. You will find information on this topic on this website.
  • Wage indicator - Information about wage levels in numerous professional fields
  • Local foreign nationals' registration authority (Ausländerbehörde) Eichstätt or Ingolstadt - The "Ausländerbehörde" is the primary official department that deals with all questions regarding foreign nationals staying in Germany. In general, it is the "Ausländerbehörde" at your place of residence that you will need to consult.

Career Center – KU job and internship portal

Find more information and help with your questions about interships in Germany (in German) at KU's Career Center

For information about internships in Germany or abroad (in English) please contact

Leonie Bechtold
Leonie Bechtold
International Career / Internship Advisor (maternity leave replacement)
Building Domplatz 8 | Room: DP8-201 | Campus Eichstätt
Tasks
Advisor for international internships
(contacts, application and scholarships)

For information about internships in Germany (in German) please contact:

Johanna Mayer
Johanna Mayer M.A.
Career service advisor (maternity leave stand-in)
Building Marktplatz 7 | Room: MP7-004
Tasks
Provide advice on professional fields, career advice, reviewing application portfolios, job interview simulation
Office hours
Appointments in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt after prior arrangement.
To arrange an appointment, please send an e-mail, including your concern/issue, your current degree program and, if applicable, your résumé.