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