Looking for an Internship ?
Application Period for internships in 2020 just started: Visit OUR IAESTE Exchange Platform and fill your preliminary application to get a shot at the best global internships next year. Please read the instructions below!
Application process always starts in October! Please follow our facebook page or regularly check this website for updates!
We are happy that you decided to apply for an awesome IAESTE internship in 2020. Before you start your application, here are a couple of hints to fill out the online pre-application.
Go to the application website: EXCHANGE PLATFORM (opens beginning of october)
Click on "Register with us" to register on the website and select to register as student.
Please type the "country you study in" in the first field. If you are enrolled in Hamburg, type "Germany". Please fill in all required contact information. We recommend you to use your university email-address. This will also be your username later for the login to the platform.
Read the terms and conditions carefully and submit your data.
You will receive an email including your start-password. Please go back to the Exchange Platform and log in. We recommend you to change the password after your first login.
Click on "My Profile" and fill in all required information regarding your studies and your contact details. Please pick "Hamburg" as your local committee.
If you can't find your study field, check also under "Engineering". Required/Completed years of study means your current Bachlor OR Master programm (2Semester=1year). Example: You are in your third Bachelor semester, so required years of studies is 3 (=6Semesters) and comleted years of studies is 1 (=2 semesters completed). Rate your language knowledge by yourself.
Giving us your phone number is also handy. When we distribute the internship places, the deadlines are rather short. If we can call you instead of writing emails chances are better you won't miss these deadlines.
To get your account verified by us and to later see all the available job offers you have to upload the following four documents: (If you have trouble handing in these documents, contact us via email.)
- a CV (in english)
- a current transcript of records (in english)
- a current certificate of enrollment (in english)
- language certificate approving your english language skills - We accept ALL types of certificates you might already have including language courses as long as it is signed officially. Also at this point your "Abizeugnis" or other school report is accepted if it states your knowledge in a CEFR level (level A.1 beginner to C.2 proficient user). If you do not have a certifacte yet, we recommend the DAAD Sprachtest. (e.g they are offered by the Universität Hamburg Allgemeinsprachen, more Infos can be found here.)
These documents will not be forwarded to employers/other parties. If you chose to apply for a specific job offer later, these documents will be requested again and you can easily reuse them to prepare the job application that will be shared with the employer.
You can pick desired regions and countries for your internship. This will not be a binding pick at the moment. You will later see all offers available irrespective of your selection.
Click on "Save" to save your data. Please note: For technical reasons your account can only be verified by us when you uploaded all 4 documents. Only students with verified accounts can apply for internship offers.
You have completed the online Registration for internships in 2020. If there is any information missing on your profile we will contact you via email. Once we received the offer list, we will inform you about the next steps
The IAESTE local committee Hamburg provides internships for students in Hamburg in all technical and scientific fields. There are internships offered both in the industry as well as in research institutes. Most of the IAESTE internships last about 2-3 months and usually take place during the summer months. All IAESTE internships are paid; the salary is based on the approximate costs of living in the receiving country. IAESTE takes care of all necessary formalities and usually provides accommodation for the trainees. This service is free for students enrolled in German universities due to the integration of the IAESTE programme into the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
In October you are asked to register as student on our IAESTE Exchange Platform (EP) system with all personal information, including contact detail or your field of study. The verification of your account will be done after you uploaded a CV, a current transcript of record, a valid certificate of enrollment and a language certificate approving your english skills. After the verification you can complete your profile, so IAESTE can search a suitable internship offer for you. APPLY NOW
In January, all member nations exchange the internship placements at a big international conference. We then announce which internship offers have been exchanged to IAESTE Germany. It is a list with around 700 jobs in over 80 nations worldwide. Each offer on the list contains information an time period and duration, required study level and major, language requirements and other required abilities.
You are asked to choose your favourite placements. But please read the requested criteria carefully as most employers won't accept you if you don't fulfill all of them.
Please be aware that it is possible we won't get one or all of them to Hamburg to distribute it to you. Please take a close look at the offers in less known countries, as they are generaly really interesting and chances are higher you get the offer.
In Febuary there is a national conference where each local committee is aiming to take home the offers, which suit the wishes of each of their students best. Directly after the conference we send you either a mail with
a) a direct approval because we got your offer and you're the only student from Hamburg who was interested in it
b) a request to write a motivation letter because we got your offer but you're not the only student from Hamburg who was interested in it
c) a denial because unfortunately we didn't get your offer.
We will also send you a list with late offers via email.
Students who have been approved (either direct or after sending their motivation letter and being accepted) will have to apply to their employer until March 15th. Over 80% of the employers accept students if they fulfill all the requested criteria (e.g. study major, study level, language level). Don't worry, we will help you to prepare your application to the employer.
Starting May students receive their acceptance letters by the employers. You can now start to apply for a Visa if required, book your flight, search for accomodation (if not provided by the IAESTE committee in the guest country) and apply for the traveling allowance at the DAAD ("Fahrtkostenzuschuss") and enjoy your IAESTE experience.