Information for young people about Germany
You're interested in spending some time in Germany, learning the German language or you're simply looking for some information on the country? Then you have come to the right place!
In this section of the website, we're providing you with information about youth mobility, international meetings and programmes in Germany. Beside basic information on topics such as travelling and accomodation, we're introducing German organisations that are active in the areas of international exchange and inform you about sponsorship opportunities, German language courses, jobs and internships.
- General Information
- Au pair
- Vocational Training
- Grants & Funding
- Learning German
- Travelling & Accomodation
Internships in Germany
Internships can be also found on German job portals.
Internship at the German Bundestag (Parliament): University graduates from Central, Eastern or South Eastern Europe, France, Israel, the USA or the Arab region, you can apply for the the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS). It's a five months internship at the German Bundestag of which three months are spent working in the office of a member of parliament.
The GIZ (German Society of International Cooperation) offers traineeships and internships for students in Germany and abroad.
Erasmus+ funding for internships
The EU programme Erasmus+ provides funding opportunities for students and university graduates as well as for vocational students, trainees and apprentices.
Only residents from Erasmus+ programme countries or partner countries are eligible to apply. The regulations regarding internships during higher education and vocational education and training differ slightly.
Funding for students/graduates
Erasmus+ sponsors student internships for a time period between 2-12 months. Graduates who finished their studies less than 12 months ago are also eligible for funding. Yet, they already need to apply for the funding during their last year of studies. More information: ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/traineeships-students_en
To apply for Erasmus+ funding for your internship, you need to contact the Erasmus coordinator or international office at your university as your university will function as your sending institution.
Funding for vocational students
Vocational students, trainees, apprentices as well as young professionals who finished their vocational education less than 12 months ago, are eligible to receive Erasmus+ sponsorship for an internship abroad. Internships from a duration of 2 weeks up to 12 months can be supported. More information: ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/traineeships-vocational-education-apprenticeships-and-recent-graduates_en
If you want to apply for Erasmus+ funding for your internship, you should talk to your vocational training or education institution first. As you cannot apply for Erasmus+ funding as an individual, your vocational training or education institution will then function as your sending institution.