The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an international, apolitical, independent agency that arranges international work placements in more than 80 countries around the world.
Most work placements last 2-3 months and take place during the summer.
- Students enrolled at a German university (regardless of their nationality)
- Students enrolled on a computer science, science or business studies programme
- Most work placements require students to have reached the third semester of their studies, but this depends on the specific employer
- IAESTE only arranges paid work placements, so your living costs at the placement location should be covered.
- Accommodation and social welfare advice is provided by the local IAESTE committee in the host country.
- For placements outside the EU, a contribution towards travel expenses may be granted.
Aside from the annual application cycle (application deadline in January), short term work placement opportunities are regularly listed online.
You can create your application via the Exchange Platform at www.iaeste.net.
- To do this, you will have to upload an English language CV, a student status letter from your university, a transcript of records, and a certificate detailing your proficiency in the English language.
- After your profile has been approved, you will be able to define your preferred subject areas and destination countries.
You can only apply for one intership offer at a time.
Further information about the scheme on the IAESTE website.
Further information about the IAESTE scheme on the DAAD website.