Internships in Germany - A Complete Guide | CBS (2023)

For many students, internships are both mandatory and valuable. They show you what the professional world is like and what you can expect later. Here you can already gain your first work experience during your studies and also make useful contacts in professional life. An internship in Germany is exactly what will complete the practical aspect of your degree and will significantly boost your employability.

We have prepared a complete guide with relevant information about the different types of internships that are available in Germany, the rules that apply to international students and internship seekers, different types of visas required, ways to find an internship in Germany, and some behavioural tips to help you during your internship.

Table of Contents:

  • What are the advantages of doing an internship in Germany?

  • What types of internships are there and how long do they last?

  • Are internships in Germany paid?

  • What rules apply to international students seeking an internship in Germany?

  • What type of visa do I need to do an internship in Germany?
  • How to find an internship in Germany?

  • Internships Do's and Dont's in Germany

What are the advantages of doing an internship in Germany?

Whether during your school years, your studies or in your everyday working life, an internship usually gives you an insight into a still unknown professional field and thus provides you with a quick overview. An internship in Germany is exactly what will complete the practical aspect of your degree and will significantly boost your employability.

Here is a list of reasons to do an internship in Germany

  • Multiple opportunities & options

    In Germany, there are countless internship opportunities & options available to international students and job seekers so the chances of you finding one are pretty high.

  • Thriving economy & high employment rate
    In terms of GDP, Germany’s economy is ranked 4 in the world and 1 in Europe. The country offers great opportunities for international students and job seekers.
    As a student, you’ll gain a powerful educational background and you’ll have a chance to be an intern at some of the world’s leading companies.

  • Events
    Germany is home to many events and happenings, such as the Oktoberfest or the famous Carnival. Your "Semesterticket" allows you to use local regional trains for free, giving you the chance to explore the region and experience multiple events and happenings throughout the year. You can find events in every corner and you can for sure find people to go along with, whether it’s your colleagues from your internship or the 300,000 other international students.

  • Gain valuable work experience
    Learning by doing is invaluable and cannot be obtained in a classroom setting, making this one of the most importantbenefits of internships. Interns have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to real work scenarios. In addition, gaining an international work experience from Germany can give you a competitive advantage and make you stand out from the crowd.

What types of internships are there and how long do they last?

Before you start looking for an internship, you should know the terms and characteristics of the different internship options that are available in Germany for international students and job seekers. It makes a huge difference for you and for the internship provider whether you do a mandatory internship or a voluntary internship. Here are the most common types of internships in Germany:

  • Mandatory Internship:

    Just as the name indicates, these internships are integrated into a degree and are a fixed component of the study programme. If you do not complete it, you will be missing a requirement for graduation. The study and examination regulations contain the exact rules for the compulsory internship. It lasts around two months. During the compulsory internship, you are not entitled to a salary or vacation, however, you are still covered by health insurance as usual. Having said that, most of the companies however do offer some kind of compensation. Make sure that the internship contract clearly states that the internship is a mandatory one.

    Both the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes at CBS include a mandatory internship. The timing depends on the course of study. For the International Business course, for example, the compulsory internship is completed between the fourth and fifth semesters. You spend the semester break before the compulsory semester abroad doing the internship. It lasts at least 87 weeks with a working time of approximately 38 hours per week.

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  • Voluntary internship:

    A voluntary internship is always a good idea, whether between the time after high school and university, during semester breaks or while waiting for an apprenticeship or a job after graduation. You are free to negotiate the content and duration. If it lasts longer than three months, you are entitled to minimum wage.

  • Internship abroad:

    The term does not have any formal characteristics or legal consequences. Both a mandatory internship and a voluntary internship can be completed abroad. Unfortunately, finding these kinds of internships is not that easy.

How long should an internship last?

In the case of mandatory internships, the study regulations govern the minimum length of the internship. This can be two months between two semesters or even five to six months, they could even replace a complete semester. In the case of voluntary internships, the duration can be freely negotiated & agreed upon.

Are internships in Germany paid?

In the case of compulsory internships, the company is not obliged to pay you a salary because the internship is integrated and is a mandatory part of your studies. Many students nevertheless receive some kind of compensation if they stay in the company for four to six months, for example, or even write their final thesis with the company.

In the case of voluntary internships, the situation is a bit different. Interns are subject to the Minimum Wage Act. The minimum wage in Germany is 9.50 euros gross per hour (20.2.2021). Whether it has to be paid depends on the duration of the internship: If the duration of the internship is more than three months, then the company has to offer you at the least the minimum wage. If your internship is shorter, then compensation is optional and is up to the company to decide.

Companies could voluntarily pay interns to pay 800 to 1,200 euros per month.

What rules apply to international students seeking an internship in Germany?

Students from other EU countries can do a mandatory internship in Germany as part of their studies. This also applies to international non-EU students who are enrolled at a German university. With a student visa you are allowed to work 120 days full-time or 240 days half-time in Germany (you can read more about work regulations for international students in Germany here). This is important for a voluntary internship. A mandatory internship does not fall under the restriction. For internships within the framework of EU programs such as Erasmus, Socrates, or Leonardo, no permission from the employment office is required.

What Type of Visa Do I Need to do an Internship in Germany?

As mentioned above, international students enrolled at a German university can do an internship within the limits of their student visas. If you are not enrolled at a German university and would like to do an internship in Germany, then you need to apply for a type C visa, if the duration of the internship is less than 3 months. If the duration is longer than 3 months then a type D visa, known as the German National Visa would be required.

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How to find an internship in Germany?

6 steps to find the right internship for you

Step 1: Define your goals before you start looking for an internship!

Before you start looking for concrete internships, you should first conduct a short self-analysis. Here you need to be clear about the direction you want to take and what your career goals are. It usually helps to formulate a professional vision. This could be, for example, "I would like to become a marketing manager at a large German automobile manufacturer!" Everything else builds on this. Then formulate your requirements for the internship according to your vision and analyze your own knowledge and skills. The following questions can help you:

  • What do I need to do to get closer to my dream job?

  • Which industry and which departments do I want to get to know?

  • What are my strengths and weaknesses?

  • What qualifications and skills do I need?

  • Which skills have I already acquired and where do I still need to catch up?

  • What do I expect from an internship? Do I want to expand my skills or my network, for example?

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Step 2: Clarify the framework conditions for your internship

If you have more clarity about what you want to achieve thematically and personally in the internship, clarify the framework conditions. Answer the following questions:

  • Do I want to do a mandatory internship or a voluntary internship?

  • How long do I have for an internship or what is the minimum duration?

  • Do I have to neglect other important things (e.g. studies) for the internship? What are my priorities?

  • What compensation do I expect from an internship? Can I afford an internship financially?

  • Am I looking for internships in a specific location or am I spatially flexible?

Step 3: Search for an internship in a targeted manner

Based on your formulated goals and general conditions, the search for an internship can begin. There are several ways how and where you can find a suitable internship:

  • Homepage of a company:

    If you already have a clear idea of which company you would like to work for, find out more on their homepage. Ideally, there is a "career" page with available internships. Otherwise, you are sure to find contact information for those responsible, to whom you can send your unsolicited application.

  • Online portals:

    There are now several online portals that specialize in internship searches. Here you can specify your interests or areas that interest you the most. By filtering the results, you save time. The selection of internships is very large, as the whole range is represented, from global players to small regional companies.

  • Stepstone
  • schülerpraktikum
  • stellenwerk
  • Jobworld
  • Jobbörse
  • connecticum
  • Industrie- und Handelskammern (IHK)

  • Announcements at the university/college:

    Mostly universities and colleges have their own portal where companies can publish different offers. This is a great way to search for internships, since you can assume that the companies are already interested in the students of the respective university or college. This is especially true for the CBS - companies appreciate us and specifically search among our students for candidates for job openings and internship vacancies. You can find current advertisements online in our CBS Career Center. Or you can be inspired by representatives of companies who are guests at career events at the International Business School.

  • Networking platforms Xing and Linkedin:

    On Xing and Linkedin, there are not only regular job postings, but also internship postings. It is also possible to directly narrow down one's field of interest, and all information regarding the company can be viewed directly on the platform.

  • Career Fairs:

    However, if you don't want to spend hours browsing online portals, you can of course also use a variety of information fairs or job fairs and get direct personal and individual advice there. Take your application documents directly with you and ask interesting companies personally for internships. Here is a list of the best-known information fairs in Germany:

  • Connecticum

  • Bonding

  • Absolventenkongress

  • Akademika

  • Stuzubi

  • Konaktiva

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  • Einstieg

  • Networking:

    Clearly, prospective students often get the best internships through acquaintances, family and friends. Here, the companies often make much more effort and are even more willing to let you work on interesting tasks and projects. So tell everyone that you are looking and what you are interested in. Also use your network of friends and fellow students - personal tips and door openers are valuable. At CBS you have multiple opportunities to directly network and connect with local and international companies. From Business Projects that are integrated into most of our degree programmes, to multiple career days that take place throughout the year.

Step 4: Analyze the job postings

The structure of the job advertisement can already tell you a lot about the internship. Of course, the tasks you will perform during your internship should be described in detail. A good internship ad should not be too short, because that could be a sign that the company does not know exactly what it wants. If, on the other hand, the ad is too long, there is a risk that you will be hired for a regular position. Look carefully at the tasks and check if they match your expectations. The ad should also contain information on duration, remuneration and the required qualifications.

Step 5: Check the company to see if it suits you at all

If you have found interesting internship offers, you should not apply immediately, but check first whether the respective company is a good fit for you at all. The company's website, social media channels, press kits, brochures or even employee newspapers are good sources where you can learn more about the company. The information gained there can then be perfectly used later for the cover letter or in the interview. But also look for external sources such as press articles. This will give you a comprehensive picture of the company and enable you to clarify whether it is a good fit for you and your goals. The following questions can help you:

  • Does the company's philosophy match me and my values?

  • What is the company's public image like? A reputable company naturally reads better on your resume and will also impress recruiters more.

  • What are the requirements for employees of the company and can I meet them?

  • What are the exact fields of work of the company? Can I expand my knowledge and skills there?

  • What are the tasks of the department in which the internship is offered? Can I contribute my strengths there?

  • How big is the company?

Large companies are often quite rigid in their internship selection and sometimes several hundred interested parties apply for the advertised position. The advantages here are, of course, the strong company name and the positive impact on the resume. However, small and medium-sized companies can also offer many advantages. Often, interns there have a more flexible field of application, learn directly on the job and usually have better chances to take responsibility for their own projects. Small companies often take more time for interns and sometimes allow for a more intensive experience. If you find an internship with an international focus more interesting, large corporations with locations abroad are more likely to come into question. As you can see, large and small companies have their own special advantages - go according to your interests.

Step 6: Apply professionally and carefully

The internship search is sometimes quite time-consuming. But it is also an important basis for the following application process. You will save the time invested in the application process, because you now know exactly what is important to you and what your intended internship employer expects from you. If you identify yourself with the offered position, the cover letter and the interview will be much easier for you. This is because personnel managers usually recognize quickly whether you are really interested in the position or not.

The same rules apply to the internship application as to a normal job:

  • Your documents consist of a cover letter, a CV in a tabular form, and attachments (e.g. references, certificates).

  • Especially with the cover letter you should make an effort and write exactly why you are interested in the position and why it is worthwhile for your internship employer to select you.

  • Have all documents proofread by another person - a valuable cross-check that your thoughts are coherent, the wording is clear and there are no spelling mistakes.

  • Before uploading or emailing, print everything out and check it carefully yourself.

  • If you send your application by e-mail, combine all documents into one PDF. Make sure not to exceed the specified file size.


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DOs and DON’Ts to Make the Most of Your Internship in Germany

11 insider tips for interning in Germany: how should you behave?

You've invested a lot of time in finding an internship, successfully made it through the application process, and now it's time to get started. You can do a lot to become a respected team member and be remembered afterward. Some internship tips may seem trivial or self-evident to you, but for other people, they may hit a sore spot. For example, "punctuality" and "politeness". Hand on heart: Do you like to be a few minutes late or hand in documents a day after the deadline? Then work on yourself - it's worth it.

  1. Be polite and friendly

"Please", "thank you", "I'll be happy to", "no problem", "can I help".... You have many opportunities to show yourself as a pleasant and friendly person. Even if things get stressful, there is time pressure or you actually wanted to finish work long ago. Mutual respect and politeness still go down well even in the coolest and most modern companies.

  1. Dress appropriately

Do you like the extravagant, casual, or revealing style? Keep a low profile, especially in the first days of work, and observe the daily routine in your new internship. If no one is wearing a suit, you don't need to. You will quickly notice what the range is like in the workplace and develop a feeling for what is appropriate and what is not.

  1. Be punctual

On your first day of work, inquire about work hours. Clarify terms like core time and flextime and whether they apply to you. Then always show up on time for work and meetings. Bursting into a meeting late will be noticed negatively. Ask and write down the phone number of the people you need to call if you are late. Clarify the necessary steps if you can't come to work for important reasons. For example, the e-mail address and contact person.

  1. Show enthusiasm and ask as many questions as possible

If something is unclear, be sure to ask: asking questions can prevent interns from making many mistakes. For example, where files are saved, how folders are named, whether you are allowed to download software, and much more. You are new to the job and mostly inexperienced. Your colleagues will understand this and will be happy to help you. However, you should not ask the same question twice. This reflects badly on you and your ability to learn. With many questions, you signal your willingness to learn. You can also ask questions that are not directly related to your job, but concern other areas of the company. This demonstrates foresight and commitment. And you also learn a lot along the way.

  1. Take the initiative and shape your internship.

Don't be shy and don't just wait to be given tasks. Once you have completed a task, think independently about where you can contribute. And ask proactively for new tasks. Try to actively help your colleagues. Keep your eyes and ears open and try to recognize situations where support is welcome. Then offer your help. Your environment will appreciate your willingness to help! If you are particularly interested in an area or a project, talk to the responsible employees and ask them if you can help out. In this way, you can specialize and also show motivation.

  1. Work diligently on your tasks

No matter if it is a small task or a big project - take every task seriously and don't be too busy. You will probably be given less demanding tasks at the beginning of the internship to test how carefully, reliably, or independently you work and deal with problems. Being conscientious during the internship will qualify you for more challenging work.

  1. Meet deadlines

If there are deadlines for presentations or other documents, be sure to meet them. You should not underestimate your behavior during the internship in terms of reliability. If you can foresee that you will not be able to finish certain things on time, bring it up in good time. This way you can look for solutions together.

  1. Keep the excitement for new tasks

Of course, it feels good to get tasks done quickly and correctly. But then they might be things you already know how to do and where you don't learn anything. An internship gives you the opportunity to try new things and discover new sides of yourself. Therefore, dare to take on new challenges and learn something new. If you can do that, you will quickly find new, exciting jobs.

3 negative behaviors that are guaranteed to make you stand out during an internship

We gave you many tips on how to behave during an internship in Germany, and you are well prepared to start your internship and even survive difficult situations. However, some characteristics are not so easy to turn off. Therefore, as a small warning, three behaviors that others find unpleasant. If you are prone to them, be aware and try to avoid them:

Being a know-it-all:

Even if you notice grievances or mistakes in the first few weeks, be rather reserved and wait for the right moment to adjust this. Especially as a newcomer, you run the risk of quickly being counted as a know-it-all. Your own initiative and good ideas will be appreciated especially if you do not present them in a know-it-all and lecturing manner, but if they are factually and argumentatively well-founded.

Not being open to criticism:

Especially as an intern, you will make mistakes. This is mainly due to your lack of experience, but your colleagues know this and usually understand. If they criticize your work, this should not be seen as a rebuke, but as feedback. So don't take the criticism personally, listen carefully and try to learn from your mistakes. The next opportunity for you to prove yourself is sure to come!


Gossip and rumors are unfortunately part of everyday office life. But as an intern, you should keep a low profile and never participate in the gossip! Instead, observe and listen. This will help you learn a lot about the company and the informal relationships between employees and departments. Then ask yourself whether you would feel comfortable in the working atmosphere in the long term.

This is how CBS supports you in your search for an internship in Germany

Companies value the CBS International Business School and therefore specifically look for candidates among the students.. You can find current advertisements online in our CBS Career Center. However, we also encourage you to search for an internship at home or abroad yourself. Follow your interests! Or let yourself be inspired by representatives of companies who are our guests at career events at the International Business School. No matter which company you ultimately decide on, the CBS Career Service supports you in evaluating job offers and creating application documents. We help you avoid mistakes and give you insider tips on dos, don'ts, and unwritten rules to help you find a suitable internship. Of course, the application itself remains your task.

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Is it hard to find internship in Germany? ›

Actually, it's not that difficult to get an internship in Germany because there are so many useful websites. Unfortunately, for many people, it is, thus it is wise to identify such options for individuals who might not be aware.

How do internships work in Germany? ›

Typically, most internships in Germany have a minimum duration of eight weeks and a maximum duration of twelve months. Like many factors, how long your internship will last depends on the company. Make sure you and the company are both clear from the beginning about the duration of your internship.

How do I find an internship in Germany? ›

A good one to start with is the Jobbörse from the German Federal Employment Agency; you can sort for internships only, and it is one of the largest job boards in Germany. Another good one is Praktikum Info. Using the keywords, selected job portals and search avenues, research positions and organizations.

How much does an internship pay in Germany? ›

The average salary for Intern is €1,662 per month in the Berlin, Germany Area. The average additional cash compensation for a Intern in the Berlin, Germany Area is €976, with a range from €676 - €1,276.

Can US citizens intern in Germany? ›

Foreigners that do not need a visa

Still, they must apply for a residence permit as soon as they arrive in Germany, directly at the Immigration Office, in order to be able to legally do their internship or training. You too can find your internship while in your home country, or after settling in Germany.

Do interns get rejected? ›

Internship rejection is pretty much inevitable. Most people will experience it at least once if they are putting themselves out there. You just don't hear people talk about the rejections as much as they do the wins. It's kind of like dating, you win some and you learn some.

How many hours a day do you work in an internship? ›

During the academic year, internships are typically part-time, between 10-20 hours a week; not to exceed 20 hours a week (September-May). Summer internships, or those during a semester in which the student is not enrolled in courses, can require up to 40 hours a week.

Do most interns get hired? ›

Of the interns who receive a job offer, a whopping 80% of them accept that offer and become employed by the company they interned with. Moreover, employment data shows that, in the United States, 56% of all interns — both paid and unpaid — accept full-time job offers from the company that they interned with.

Which country is easy to get internship? ›

Australia is one of the most diverse countries offering an internship in almost every industry from software to marketing, arts, business, conservation, tourism, arts and lot more. You don't have the pressure to learn a different language as English is the primary language.

How many hours do interns work in Germany? ›

Full-time internships of up to 40 hours per week are common, but it is up to you to negotiate the specific number of hours with the employer. If you have to prove a certain number of hours for your studies, it is best to tell the employer this from the beginning so that they can adjust accordingly.

Do interns in Germany get paid? ›

Fair payment: Payment for internships can vary widely in Germany. Unpaid internships are quite common, however, many employers offer interns a modest honorarium (e.g. EUR 300 – 500 / month) to help offset their living expenses.

Do I need a visa to do an internship in Germany? ›

If your internship or training programme is going to last less than 3 months, you need to apply for a type C visa (Schengen visa) and if your internship or training programme is going to last more than 3 months, then you should apply for a type D visa, known as the German National Visa.

What is a good salary to ask for internship? ›

A good desired salary for an internship is $15 to $20 an hour. The range in how much an internship may pay can start from as little as $12 an hour to as much as $29 an hour. Factors such as industry and location Influence how much an intern can make.

Are paid internships worth it? ›

Paid internships, compared to unpaid ones, are few and far between. While you may succeed in finding a paid internship, the chances of you getting one in your field of choice are low. Many students compromise and end up pursuing paid internships in a different industry. It's not an industry they trained for.

Do German companies hire foreigners? ›

Germany has the largest economy in Europe and the fifth-largest in the world, so there are plenty of jobs in Germany for foreigners with specialist skills, although casual work is also fairly easy to come by.

Is it hard to get an internship as an international student? ›

Finding a job or internship with no work experience is difficult for anyone in the U.S., but it's especially difficult for international students. Many international students do not have any professional contacts in the U.S., and they face additional barriers to employment such as language and cultural differences.

How can a US citizen get a job in Germany? ›

All persons who wish to seek gainful employment in Germany are required to obtain a residence permit in the form of a visa. Where needed, a work permit will be included in the visa issued for this purpose.

Does GPA matter if you have an internship? ›

Does Your GPA Matter for Internships? A strong GPA can help you secure an internship in college. Internships are important because they give you hands-on experience in your chosen field.

How much do big 4 interns make? ›

On average, Big 4 accounting interns make between $20 and $30 an hour. This works out to around $4,623 a year, depending on which Big 4 firm you intern with.

Can I take a day off during internship? ›

But, since it is understood that internships are not the same as an employment relation, the answer is easy to deduce: No, interns are not entitled to vacation. It is another thing if the company wants to grant them. However, the employer is under no obligation to do so.

Can you quit an internship? ›

Treat your internship resignation just like you would a job. Be professional and make sure to indicate your last day on the letter, which should coincide with the end of your two weeks. Keep hustling. Dedicating the remainder of your time to completing projects and finishing tasks is a great way to leave on good terms.

How long is a 400 hour internship? ›

A 6 credit hour internship requires a minimum of 400 hours; 10 weeks full-time work or an Page 2 equivalent time working at least 15 hours per week part-time will satisfy this requirement.

How many hours a week is good for an internship? ›

Most internships require students to complete at least 150 hours of work over the course of a semester; approximately 10-15 hours per week during fall and spring semester and 15-20 hours per week during the shorter summer semester.

Can interns fail? ›

I've seen internships fail in a lot of different ways over the years, but when they fail the outcome is always the same for the employer; you miss out on fantastic work and creative ideas that could make you and your team look good, and you're wasting the money that you're investing in the intern.

How many hours a week is the average internship? ›

During the school year, interns usually commit between 10 and 20 hours a week. In the summer interns may commit up to 40 hours a week, especially if the internship is paid. Some capstone or practicums have requirements of 240 hours total.

What is the minimum GPA for internships? ›

Leave your GPA off of your Resume.

Don't include your GPA unless it is exceptional or the employer specifically asks. In general, if you need a certain GPA to apply, recruiters look for applicants with a 3.0 or greater. Is your major GPA higher? If so, include that score instead.

Which language is best for internship? ›

While Java, Javascript, and C/C++ are base requirements for most positions, Python is one of the best programming languages for 2021.

Are interns taxed in Germany? ›

The main difference is that in the basic and voluntary internship your salary (if there is) will be "gross" (taxes apply and will be deducted) and in your mandatory internship, it will be net.

Can I work 50 hours a week in Germany? ›

The maximum daily amount of working time must not exceed ten hours. However, the law stipulates that the working hours on business days (Monday until Saturday) must not exceed an average of eight working hours per day, ie 48 hours per week, over a period of six months or 24 weeks.

How long is a 600 hour internship? ›

You will complete two semesters of 300 hours each to meet the minimum 600 hours of internship.

Do international students get paid for internship? ›

Internships in the USA for international students can be offered with or without pay, and this often depends on the nature of the industry, the specific company offering the internship, and whether there is a lot of competition for available internship roles.

How to get an internship as an international student? ›

All universities have an international student office that help students look for internships and career opportunities. We recommend you reach out to the resources available to you at your university because they might have openings ready in some companies for you.

Can I move to Germany without a job offer? ›

Can I Move to Germany Without a Job? If you are a non-EU national, you cannot live in Germany longer than three months, unless you are working or studying. However, if you meet the requirements, you can apply for a job-seeker visa which allows you to stay in Germany for up to six months as you look for employment.

Can I go to Germany without work experience? ›

Yes, you can apply for an MBA in Germany without work experience as there are several German universities that have rule out the need for work experience to study MBA.

Can I get a job in Germany without knowing German? ›

English is the first foreign language in Germany and many employers and customers speak English in Germany. Foreigners speaking no German can use English for work and daily life in Germany.

Is $20 an hour good for an internship? ›

Yes, $20 an hour is good for an internship.

The average pay for an internship is $15 to $23 an hour. Not all Internships are paid. However, many unpaid internships do provide some level of compensation, be it course credit or covering the cost of living expenses.

Can I negotiate internship salary? ›

Negotiating salary can be an great idea in certain cases!

Many companies view interns like any other position they are trying to fill. They want the best talent at a reasonable price. Most companies will set an initial salary that is competitive in order to attract the applicants they want.

Is asking if internship is paid rude? ›

It's perfectly acceptable to ask whether an internship is paid or not. That said, if you're too uncomfortable to do so, it's also okay to skip the question altogether. Just know that you're not exactly leaving money on the table if there is no financial compensation.

Are paid interns happier? ›

And once you hire your paid interns, studies have shown that they are more likely to be happy in their positions than their peers working in unpaid intern roles. Happier, higher-quality interns produce better work! In fact, your paid intern's work might prove to be so good that you decide to hire him or her.

Is it OK to do unpaid internship? ›

Unpaid internships can be a great way to start building your professional network, develop skills and receive valuable feedback from professionals. They can also be a good indicator of whether you'll like your future profession.

Which internship is better paid or unpaid? ›

One of the most significant advantages of offering unpaid internships is that it allows you to provide interns with real-world work experience, which is ideal for college students. College students can use this experience to build their resumes in preparation for finding work after graduation.

Is it hard to get accepted into German universities? ›

Admission requirements are set very high by the German Universities. For UG courses as much as 90% is expected for admission. Also, students need to either complete 1 year of Bachelors's study in India, appear for IITJEE or Fa exam to be eligible to apply for a UG course in Germany.

Is it very difficult to get a job in Germany? ›

Germany has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the European Union. The country has a very attractive job market for qualified workers as their highly competitive companies are always in need of well-trained employees. After officially completing your degree, you will have 18 months to find a job.

Is it hard for a foreigner to get a job in Germany? ›

Although it's possible to find a job in Germany with only speaking English, knowing German will skyrocket your chances. Of course, there are plenty of international job positions that only require the English language, but these tend to be more competitive, so speaking at least some German is a huge asset.

How much GPA is good for Germany? ›

(1.7 to 2.3) – good, seen as a relatively good result (A- to B)

What GPA is required for Germany? ›

The minimum grade requirements in German universities may vary depending on the courses, universities etc. However, the minimum grade required for a middle profile course is GPA 2.5, GPA 1.5 for high profile study programs and there are no specific requirements for low profile courses.

What GPA is required to study in Germany? ›

In general, the admission requirements are as follows: at least 55% marks or CGPA 2.5 (out of 4.0) in 4 years Bachelor degree from Nepal or India. an overall score of 6.0 or 6.5 in IELTS or equivalent test. some basic knowledge of German language (A1 level is highly recommended)

How likely are interns to get hired? ›

56% of all interns in the United States have accepted job offers from the company they interned for. An additional 14% of all interns in the U.S. are given a part-time job offer after completing their internship. 80% of interns who are extended job offers at the company where they interned accept them.

Can I work in Germany as an American? ›

All persons who wish to seek gainful employment in Germany are required to obtain a residence permit in the form of a visa. Where needed, a work permit will be included in the visa issued for this purpose.

Is it difficult for an American to get a job in Germany? ›

The low unemployment rate and job opportunities make Germany a desirable place to work in by people around the world – including Americans. Although it is a different work environment and culture (and the language barrier can be tricky), jobs in Germany for Americans are not impossible to find.

Which job is most demand in Germany? ›

Healthcare workers

Since then, healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and pharmacists have been in high demand in Germany. The digitisation of the healthcare sector and the retirement of many physicians is the reason why the German healthcare sector needs qualified professionals to fill the vacancies.


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