Germany can offer an unforgettable international internship experience. Boasting rich culture and history as well as some of the world’s leading companies (Adidas, Porsche, BMW, Siemens and Volkswagen), interning here will certainly add value to your resume.
There are various international organizations that can assist North American students in landing an internship in Germany. One such organization is DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst), which offers an Internship program open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents that offers 3-12 month placements at businesses across Germany as well as pre-departure orientation, support during internship, guidance on work/residency issues as well as an exit interview at completion of internship.
After your internship in Germany is over, some companies may wish to employ you full time; this depends heavily on factors like performance and future plans of both you and the company in question.
If you are considering an internship abroad in Germany, be sure to discuss your options with both professors and the Career Center. An international internship is an invaluable way to expand your horizons, gain professional experience and strengthen language abilities – especially since to fulfill study abroad requirements for German Studies majors, it must last at least three months long.