These pages contain valuable information for foreign students who applied for an IAESTE-internship in Darmstadt.
Applications for IAESTE internships must be submitted to the committee in your home country. It is not possible to apply directly to a certain local committee for an internship. Therefore we cannot process any applications reaching us directly from students who are looking for an internship in Germany. Those of you who are interested to do an internship in Germany we kindly ask to contact the IAESTE National committee in your country.
We are glad you applied for an internship in Darmstadt. As soon as you are accepted by your employer, you are ready to go!
Our local committee in Darmstadt consists of about 5-10 students. We work voluntarily for IAESTE because we are interested in getting to know foreign students, different cultures and languages - just like you! Therefore we do everything to make your stay here in Darmstadt as enjoyable and fun as possible. Our summer program consists of organizing many different trips and events for our trainees. During your internship you will have the opportunity to acquire important experience in your field of study. At the same time we want you to experience German culture and society. Together with us and 5 to 10 other trainees you will surely have an unforgettable stay here in Darmstadt!
On the following pages you will find some important information for your stay here in Darmstadt. Should you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
As soon as the employer returns the acceptance papers, the IAESTE national committee will forward them to you. Once you get these papers it is time for you to make some arrangements:
Within 2 weeks you must fill out the form N5/b and send it to your home country’s national committee (sometimes there are more forms to fill out and send). Once we get your N5/b we will start looking for your accommodation. It is very important that we get the N5/b as soon as possible.
If you are not a citizen of the European Union you will need a visa for Germany. Since the visa application process may take several weeks, you should apply for a visa at the German embassy or consulate closest to you as soon as possible. For this application you need all the documents sent to you. Please ask for a "Schengen-Visa". This visa is also valid for all neighboring countries of Germany and most countries in Europe.
Please also note that depending on your home country, the visa you receive will only be valid for the duration of your internship. If you wish to remain in Germany or Europe after finishing your work, you might have to apply for a second tourist visa in advance. In many cases, your visa cannot be extended once you have already arrived in Germany. Ask the embassy or consulate about this when you apply for your work visa.
Please make sure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay.
Get yourself an International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
Book a flight to Germany. More information about the journey are available here. Please inform us when you are going to arrive in Germany.
More information can be found in our Trainee-Guide (coming soon).