300

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in Germany

43

Local committees

in Germany

1950

Year joined

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6

Employees

in Germany

Get In Touch With IAESTE Germany

If you are a student or employer, we suggest getting in touch with your closest local committee. They will guide you on your next steps in the IAESTE journey.

How It Works

Check how it will be to be an intern in this country, apply for an internship as a student from this country or you would like to host interns.

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Eligibility requirements are: - needs to be enrolled during the whole internship period - for a duration over 3 months the internship needs to be an mandatory part of your studiesPlease let your IAESTE national committee know if you need any additional information or in case you still have more questions.

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You will be insured by the group insurance from the German Academic Exchange Service. The insurance will cover your journey, your time at work and also the free time.If IAESTE Germany will arrange your accommodation will be stated at the work offer.You should bring with you adapter type C or F for electricity.Please visit the following website for more information: https://www.study-in-germany.de/en/discover-germany/

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Details of what you should do on arrival will be provided, including a contact person who will meet you at the train station or airport. If there is no responsible local committee this will be noted at the work offer.On the first day of your internship you may be accompanied to your workplace to meet with your supervisor.

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Your supervisor at work will guide you during the whole internship. The working hours will be set by the employer. Your local committee will take care of you and will organise events during the week and/or weekend and inform you about all summer reception events. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask the local IAESTE executives.

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To apply for an IAESTE internship you have to:- be enrolled as a student of a German universityKeep in mind that in the hosting country there may be additional requirements.You may be charged a deposit by your responsible local committee which will be returned upon providing feedback report after the internship.

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- You must register on the Exchange Platform, further called the EP (iaeste.net).- Log in to the EP and complete your profile (including the necessary documents) as per instructions available on the platform and submit your profile for verification.- Upon verification (based on the eligibility requirements) you can log in and see all available internships.- If you are interested in an internship, please check that you fulfil all requirements. Please note that there are different types of internship offers: COBE - these internship are open worldwide and students from other countries can be nominated at the same time and the final decision is up to the employerFCFS (first come first serve) - these internships are also open worldwide, but the first student with a complete nomination is considered by the employerAC - these internships are open only to one country and your nomination will not be compared with students from other countries- If you wish to apply you need to send an e-mail to your local committee or the national committee.

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We will review your profile including the uploaded documents and compare it with the employer requirements. If you are a suitable candidate, we will assign you to your desired offer.

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The nomination is a compilation of documents based on which the employer makes the final decision whether or not to accept you. The nomination should include the following documents, make sure you have uploaded all of them in the EP:- Student Nomination Form (plus Attachment if not medically fit)- Cover Letter- CV - Transcript of records (including the grading scale)- The IAESTE Language Certificate /TOEFL /Other related examination records- Certificate of Enrolment from the University (if required for the internship offer)- Letter of Recommendation (highly suggested) - Scanned copy of Passport - PhotographFor all Architecture internships, a portfolio is required.If the nomination does not fulfil the above mentioned criteria, the nomination will be sent back for corrections.

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Once the nomination is completed and fully uploaded to the EP, it will be shared with the receiving country. The receiving country will also check your nomination and share it with the employer if there is nothing to claim. The receiving IAESTE committee or the employer might want to conduct an interview with you. If so, you should keep us in the copy of any emails.Unless you were contacted by the receiving committee or employer directly, you are not allowed to contact them. If you do, you might be excluded from the IAESTE internship programme.Once the nomination has been shared with the receiving committee, you should receive the final decision in max. 5 weeks.Once accepted, follow the instructions of the receiving committee. You should confirm within 2 weeks that you wish to undertake the internship. If a visa or work permit is required, you should start the process as soon as possible. All students are required to purchase insurance which covers the duration of their internship. Please submit your arrival details on time so that the receiving country can make all necessary arrangements to welcome you.If your nomination is rejected, you can apply for another internship or request a refund of the deposit.

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IAESTE supports the intern during the internship by helping with the reception and also organising the social events. In case of any problems you can always reach us for some tips or in case of emergency. After the internship you'll be asked to complete a feedback form to help us to evaluate your internship as we are always trying to improve our performance and reach the highest standards. Afterwards, you can contact us for receiving a certificate that confirms your participation in the programme.

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Contact us using the contact details above. To offer an internship you will need to prepare the job description, information about major tasks/skills, describe the eligibility criteria for the students, such as degree, skills required and fields of study. You will also need to define the period you would like to host the intern. You should provide details of the intern's supervisor. All IAESTE internships are paid, so please remember that the payment you provide to the student needs to cover at least the basic expenses (food, accommodation, local travel). Specify whether you would like us to organise accommodation for the student, or if you will arrange it.If you have trouble to pay the internship, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. As we, the National Committee, are supported by the federal foreign office we have some possibilities to support you.

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Register on the IAESTE Exchange Platform, further called EP (iaeste.net).Create an 'offer' (internship offer) and complete all the mandatory fields. It is important to provide a detailed description of the work the intern will do. Send the offer on the EP to us for approval. You will be notified if offer is approved or contacted to clarify any missing information.

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Students' profiles will be presented to you via the Exchange Platform (EP) - you will see all documents prepared by the student (nomination package). Then, you will select the student that fulfils your requirements the most and you can accept him/her for the internship.If you have any additional questions regarding the students' nomination you can always contact us. You can also send a request for clarification and/or additional documents (e.g. documents confirming skills, etc.) via the EP directly. You can also request direct interviews with the candidates before taking a decision.

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After a student is accepted, he/she is contacted by the receiving committee to begin arrival preparations, e.g. they receive a booklet with information about the country, the common way to reach the country, if the location of work is far from big cities, how to get there etc. You, as the employer, may be asked to support with some special documentation to be presented for visa/work permit application (if required). It is important to set a date to receive the intern and prepare in advance the first day at work. It is expected from the employer to introduce the intern to the work and to the team the intern will work with.

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It is expected that you are in regular contact with the student, ideally to assign a supervisor to guide him/her during the process. You are responsible for providing the intern with basic material for work: desk, computer etc. and if this is not possible, to mention it in advance so the student can be prepared. It is highly appreciated to have regular communication between our office and yourselves. After the internship we will ask you to complete a feedback form to share your experience with us.

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