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 TU-Darmstadt, h_da Darmstadt and EFH Darmstadt in all technical and scientific fields. There are internships offered both in the industry as well as in research institutes. 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).
First of all, we expect that you have completed your preliminary diploma or the third semester of your Bachelor/Master studies. If you fulfill this requirement, there are two main options to get an internship through IAESTE:
1.) The regular application procedure
By submitting an online preliminary application you will be registered in our application pool. The application can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Only students of TU-Darmstadt, h_da Darmstadt and EFH Darmstadt are eligible to apply for an internship at our LC in Darmstadt. If you are not a student of one of these institutions, please contact the local committee at your study location/your home country. Depending on your specifications (regarding the preferred countries, period of time, qualifications) every applicant will receive an internship offer. Since there are usually about 30 internships granted for Darmstadt each year, and the number of applicants is approximately 70, we will not be able to offer every applicant an internship position. If there is more than one applicant for a given offer, we will allocate the internship offer according to the preliminary applications.
The deadline for submitting an online application is the 30th November of each year. The offered internships are always scheduled for the following year (usually during the summer months). The regular application procedure is described in detail here.
2.) The direct application for remaining internships
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. Information about the post-exchange session will be published through our newsletter.
In addition to that there are internship offers that have been announced too late or to early for the regular application procedure. These offers are called Early Offers or Late Offers and they often have to be filled on short notice. If we receive any internship offer of this kind, we will forward it to our newsletter. If you are interested in one of these forwarded internship offers, you should contact us immediately so that we can try to reserve it for you.
Finally, there is an international IAESTE database which contains a regularly updated list of internship offers that also have to be filled on short notice. Kindly supported by IAESTE Local committee Karlsruhe we can offer the up-to-date list here. This list is accessible worldwide and therefore the internships may be filled quickly by someone else. Please notice that the list does not contain all information because of data privacy issues. The list is updated regularly, so if you visit the web page often remember to „refresh“ or „reload“. If you want to know more about the internships or are interested in a particular internship offer you are welcome to visit us in our office during the office hours. We will then try to reserve the internship for you!