Deepen your application-oriented studies on an international level with an internship at a foreign company or university/research institution.
With an internship abroad, you will get to know local life even more authentically and gain valuable experience in working together in multicultural teams and improve your negotiating skills with international partners.
We recommend a stay of at least 10, preferably 12 weeks, so that the practical phase can also make sense for the company. Please consult with your internship coordinator in the department.
How can I do an internship abroad?
Planning an internship abroad involves good planning and personal initiative. Therefore, it is important to start organising early. Also make sure that you receive an adequate salary (e.g. at least minimum wage), as you will probably be working in the commercial sector. For internships in non-profit companies, however, payment is unusual. When planning an internship abroad, you should inform yourself about the following topics:
- Job search
- Internship financing
- Recognition for studies
- Visa and, if applicable, work permit
- Foreign language requirements (internship language)
Discuss the formal and content-related requirements with your department's practical/internship officer.
With or without internship confirmation, you can apply for financial support such as Erasmus+, PROMOS or HAW.International through the International Office. The program-specific deadlines and application regulations apply.
Please note our advice on preparing for an internship abroad.
Our tip for the summer semester breaks:
RISE worldwide internships of 10-12 weeks are also particularly suitable for the summer semester breaks. RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering and is aimed specifically at Bachelor students.