IAESTE LC Darmstadt

Outgoing

Information for students

These pages are intended for students of the educational institutions in Darmstadt, Germany. Students who are studying in other countries must apply for an IAESTE internship through the committee in their home country. The IAESTE local committee Darmstadt provides internships for the students of the following universities:

  • TU Darmstadt, 
  • h_da Darmstadt,
  • EH Darmstadt, also for
  • Goethe-Universtät Frankfurt am Main and 
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.

There are internships offered both in the industry as well as in research institutes, mostly with an scientific/engineering background.

Most of the IAESTE internships last about 2-3 months, most of them taking place during the summer months. All IAESTE internships are paid, the salary is based on the specific living costs in the country of destination. IAESTE takes care of all most formalities and provides accommodation for the trainees. This service is free for students enrolled in Germany due to the integration of the IAESTE programme in the German Academic Exchange Service organization (DAAD).

 

How to get an internship with IAESTE?

The following requirements must be met when applying for an IAESTE internship:

  1. You must be a registered student at a German educational institution at the time of the formal application: TU Darmstadt, h_da Darmstadt, EH Darmstadt, Goethe-Universtät Frankfurt am Main oder Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
  2. You are studying in the third semester or higher
  3. You must be less than 30 years old
  4.  For internships outside the EU: You must be in possession of a passport which remains valid throughout the proposed internship period. A national ID card is not sufficient!

Additional points to consider:

  • For internship positions in some countries (e.g. USA, Korea, Japan, many EU countries) a certificate of conduct from the police is required. You can apply for this at the police station in your home town. Please take into consideration that the application of this certificate can take additional time.
  • Some employers ask for an additional letter of recommendation (in English) when applying for an internship. This can be a letter from a previous employer, or from the university. Our experience shows that many faculties have a template for this type of letter prepared. Just visit your favorite professor and ask.

 

Wenn du die Voraussetzungen für ein IAESTE Praktikum erfüllst, kannst du am regulären Bewerbungsverfahren teilnehmen.

Gegen Ende eines Jahres wird auf dem Bewerbungsportal für IAESTE Deutschland das Vorbewerbungsverfahren eröffnet. Dort gibst du deine Daten ein und lädst dein Motivationsschreiben hoch, aufgrund dessen wir dann entscheiden, wem wir gerne ein Auslandspraktikum ermöglichen würden. Abhängig von den angegebenen Randbedingungen (Länderwünsche, Zeitraum, Qualifikationen) wird dann versucht, passende Praktikumsangebote für unsere Bewerber zu ertauschen.

Da wir in Darmstadt derzeit jährlich etwa 7 Plätze im Tauschverfahren erhalten, und die Anzahl der Bewerber bei ca. 40 liegt, können wir nicht jedem Bewerber einen geeigneten Praktikumsplatz anbieten. Bei mehreren Interessenten auf einem verfügbaren Praktikumsplatz entscheiden wir dann anhand der Vorbewerbungen über die endgültige Platzvergabe.

Die Deadline für die Abgabe einer Vorbewerbung und des Motivationsschreibens ist jedes Jahr Anfang Januar. Die exakte Deadline wird auf der Startseite bekanntgegeben. Die vermittelten Praktika finden dann im darauffolgenden Jahr (meist in den Sommermonaten) statt.

After the internship offers have been distributed in the regular application procedure, some internships offers may still be remaining. These remaining internships are often quite interesting and will be redistributed in a post-exchange session independently from the online pre-applications.

Zusätzlich zu dem regulären, einjährigen Turnus für Praktikumsplätze gibt es sog. COBE und FCFS (First-come-first-serve) Offers. Diese werden das ganze Jahr aktualisiert und es lohnt sich, immer mal wieder in die aktuelle Liste hineinzuschauen. Du findest sie unter diesem Link. Wenn dich ein Platz interessiert, kontaktiere uns einfach unter info@iaeste-darmstadt.de und wir helfen dir gerne weiter. 

COBE-Offers sind Angebote, für die der Arbeitgeber mehrere Bewerbungen erhält. Bei FCFS-Offers gilt es schnell zu sein: Hier gibt es für eine Stelle nur eine Bewerbung, welche nach dem first-come first-serve vergeben wird.

Advantages of an IAESTE internship

Time saving

An internship with IAESTE saves you a lot of time - especially during the application and formal processes (visa etc). If you have any questions, we as LC Darmstadt try to assist whereever possible. This service is cost-free for students studying in Germany.

Paid internships

IAESTE internships are usually paid and the salary is sufficient for all living expenses. An additional advantage is the "Reisekostenzuschuss" of the DAAD for travelling to countries outside the EU.

Local Assistance

The Local Committee at your working place will organize a place to live, will pick you up at the airport and is able to assist you for any questions. Also, the LCs usually organize trips and partys for you to meet other interns and new people.

Outgoing Experiences

„My two months in Brazil have been an adventurous and exciting time full of new experiences! An internship is a great opportunity to get to know a country from a local perspective. I visited a lot of stunning places: Paraty, Ilhabela, Vitória, the waterfalls of Foz do Iguazu and much more! Thanks to all the IAESTE volunteers who made that incredible experience possible!“
Simon
Outgoer 2018
„One of the most heard sentences on the streets in Nablus was ‚You are welcome to Palestine!‘ There are a lot of stories told about the relationship to Israel, and there are a lot of sites to visit informing about the Middle East Conflict, especially as a German. During my internship at the Energy Research Center in Nablus I worked on solar cells and had enough time to plan my next trip to the Golan Heights, Jerusalem and many more places.“
Florian
Outgoer 2018
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