Internship abroad

An internship abroad offers the great opportunity to combine the acquisition of experience abroad with professional work experience.

In general, what applies to internships in Germany also applies to internships abroad. You have to look for them yourself. Internships abroad are recognised according to the same criteria as internships in Germany. You will receive information about the recognition at the internship office of your respective study programme before the internship starts.

Please note that when applying for an internship, you should indicate that it is a 6-month compulsory internship and that you will still maintain student status.

How to find an internship

  • Internship offices of the respective faculties or degree programmes
  • Subject lecturers with contacts abroad
  • Language lecturers
  • Fellow students who have already been abroad
  • IAESTE
  • Specialist journals
  • Associations of the respective sectors, Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Offers on the internet

Further information

Health services are usually covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Please check with your health insurance company to be sure!

ERASMUS+ also funds internships for students in host institutions in another European country (excluded are EU institutions or institutions managing EU programmes as well as diplomatic representations of the students' countries of origin). Students can gain work experience in an international environment and can enhance their key skills such as communication and cooperation skills, openness and knowledge of other cultures and markets.

Students can receive funding for compulsory or voluntary internships of two to twelve months.

The funding rates for the respective project year are adjusted by the coordination office in Karlsruhe (KOOR - Erasmus Services BW).

The programme offers the following benefits:

  • Monthly grant of up to 555 euros (depending on the country)
  • EU internship contract between university, company and student
  • Support in preparing the stay abroad
  • Support during the internship by a contact person both at your home university (internship office of your study programme) and at the company
  • Recognition of credits earned abroad

Health insurance abroad is mandatory.
For internships outside the EU, you need a visa and, if necessary, a work permit.

For more information, please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office.


You can also find help with visa matters, questions about work permits and more on the following websites:

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