Institute of Sociology

Internship abroad

In addition to a semester of study abroad, an internship abroad offers a further opportunity to gain important experience abroad. This is not only good for your CV, but also enriches your professional and personal life. In addition, you will have the opportunity to make valuable contacts abroad and  usually incidentally  learn and train a foreign language.

An internship abroad usually requires far more preparation and organisation than an internship in Germany, so inform yourself at an early stage.

Information concerning an internship abroad

Praxis und Beruf University of Tübingen

Brochure "Step by step to your internship abroad"

The brochure contains a checklist for planning an internship abroad as well as useful further information.

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service (Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung) of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) et al.

Brochure "In die Ferne, fertig los: Dein Weg ins Auslandspraktikum" (german version)

This brochure contains important information about internships abroad: from the search for an internship place to application, financing, preparation and follow-up as well as evaluation of an internship abroad. You will also find many useful links to providers and advisory organisations.

 

Search for internships

Organisation on one´s own

Many german internship and job portals (e.g. the Praxisportal of the University of Tübingen) also contain internships abroad. An overview can be found on the DAAD website (german version).

Internships abroad can also be searched via country-specific job portals.

Placement     

Internships abroad can be advertised within certain programmes, such as the Carlo-Schmid-Programme (see "Scholarships and funding opportunities" below).

There are also many organisations that offer internships abroad for a fee (e.g. AIESEC).

An overview can be found on the DAAD website (german version).

 

Scholarships and funding opportunities

ERASMUS+

Eligible for funding are internships with a duration of 2-12 months in the Erasmus region.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis – the application process can take several weeks. The complete documents must be submitted at least one month before the start of the internship.

Detailed Information can be found on the pages of the Central Coordination Office at the Hochschule Karlsruhe: KOOR/BEST (german version)

PROMOS (DAAD)

Eligible for funding are compulsory internships with a duration of at least 6 weeks and at most 6 months (generally) outside the Erasmus region.

The application deadline for the first half of 2020 is 15 November 2019 12 pm. The application deadline for the second half of 2020 is 5 May 2020 12 pm.
Detailed information can be found in the PROMOS Scholarship Announcement.

Short-term scholarship programme (DAAD)

Eligible for funding are internships of at least 40 calendar days up to a maximum of 3 months in certain organisations/institutions (e.g. in international organisations).

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. The application must be submitted at the earliest 56 and at the latest 14 calendar days before the start of the internship.
Detailed information can be found on the DAAD website (german version)

Carlo-Schmid-Programme (DAAD, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Stiftung Mercator)

Eligible for funding are internships obtained on one´s own initiative (programme line A; 3-6 months) or internships advertised within the programme (programme line B; 4-10 months) in international organisations, EU institutions and NGOs.

The application deadline for 2020/2021 is 14 February 2020.
Detailed information can be found, for example, on the DAAD website (german version)