Deadline: 13 November 2017
Open to: Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the 5th semester or higher when applying, Master or PhD students and young graduates who graduated after January 1st, 2017 are eligible to apply
Benefits: Nearly all of the costs during the preparation of interns in their home countries and their stay in Germany are covered by the Programme
The Internship Programme of German Business for the Countries of the Western Balkans offers young graduates and students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia the possibility of a three to six-month-long internship at leading German companies.
The idea of the Internship Programme of German Business is to bridge the ever-present gap between academic and business world by enabling students and young graduates an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge gained at universities and to successfully access the next stage of their professional path.
The Programme provides high-quality, carefully designed and mentored placements in companies throughout Germany, which will enable young professionals to apply and test their specialized academic knowledge, whilst gaining an insight into modern working environments and business practices.
Call for application is open from 1st October until 13th November 2017 for internships which start in July 2018.
Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the 5th semester or higher when applying, Master or PhD students and young graduates who graduated after January 1st, 2017 are eligible to apply.
Their field of studies should have a focus on economics, business administration, various fields of engineering, journalism or agriculture.
The applicants should generally not be older than 29 years.
A very good command of English is required. German is an asset.
Applicants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia who study or have completed their studies in one of these countries are eligible to apply. Not eligible to apply are candidates who are enrolled as regular students at universities outside these countries and those who have already completed BA or MA studies outside the region.
Organisational and administrative support
The Programme provides comprehensive support and guidance in all organisational steps before and during your stay in Germany.
The Programme takes care of:
- Documents needed for the visa application and arrangement of appointments at the embassies
- Work permission
- Travel arrangements to Germany
- Introductory week in Berlin (organization, accommodation, travel arrangements)
- Mid-term meeting (organization, accommodation, travel arrangements)
The Programme supports:
- Communication with companies; review and explanation of documents and contracts provided by companies
- Search for accommodation and communication with landlords
- Administrative steps in Germany (health insurance, registration, taxes)
The Programme prepares you for your stay in Germany:
- Exchange of experience with alumni and mentoring by alumni
- Preparatory meetings and team buildings in home countries before leaving to Germany
- intercultural training during the introductory week in Berlin
- possibility to attend a German language course during your internship
Nearly all of the costs during the preparation of interns in their home countries and their stay in Germany are covered by the Programme. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides the funding for monthly scholarships, the organizational expenses and the expenses of the alumni activities. The participating German companies provide the internship places, the associated management capacities and cover the costs of accommodation and health insurances for the interns or provide an internship wage.
Covered by the Programme:
- Costs of accommodation and health insurance: Companies either cover the costs directly or pay a sufficient monthly allowance to the interns. The costs vary depending on the city.
- Monthly scholarships of 550 EUR: The scholarships are sufficient to cover all remaining living expenses during the stay in Germany.
- Preparatory meetings in home countries
- Flight ticket to Germany and back home
- Introductory week in Berlin
- Train tickets to the internship places
- Mid-term meeting in Germany
- Train tickets to the airport at return
- Up to 200 EUR for a German language course during the internship
- Visa is free of charge
- How to apply?
Apply online through the official website until 13th November 2017.
More information you may find at the official website.