The Independent Work Abroad Program in Germany provides work authorization for students enrolled at U.S. universities and colleges. Enrolled students from Canada and non-U.S. students attending accredited U.S. colleges and universities are also eligible.
Participants find their own host companies and negotiate the terms of employment. Programs start individually, usually at the beginning of each month. Applications are due at least six weeks prior to your desired start date.
The length of each position is variable - usually 3-12 months.
The IAESTE Internship Placement Program matches U.S. university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships abroad in more than 80 countries. Positions are available in industry, research institutes and universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8 to 12 weeks during the summer, but fall and longer-term placements are also available. Best of all, most technical students in the United States (including international students!) are eligible to apply!
Positions are available in 20-25 countries (not just China!) out of a network of more than 80 countries. For example, last year students interned in: Belgium, Macedonia, Japan, Spain, UK, China, Austria, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Croatia, and Serbia.
The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag).
Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand.
This professional opportunity overseas is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the United States or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education, or healthcare.
EMGIP runs three times a year—fall, spring, and early summer—for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices’ preferences.