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It is recommended to plan 1 to 1½ years before starting your stay abroad. Here are the steps on the way to an internship abroad

* Which destination country comes into question?

It might be a good idea to read the written reports, listen to the podcast or watch the videos of former interns.  Their experiences can provide some helpful information about the destination country and daily life.

Testimonials - Media | Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS)

Auslandspraktikum - Auslandspraktikum Ratgeber ( (only in German)

Startseite: Auslandsstudium mit Kind ( (only in German)

You should also inform yourself about the entry and residence requirements in the host country. If necessary, you should apply for a visa in time.

* Are your language skills adequate?

Normally, you need a solid knowledge of the local language for an internship. However, in some cases it is also possible to complete the internship in English or even in German.

For Erasmus applicants

* How long do you plan to stay abroad?

It is advisable to get an overview of the timing and duration of the internship. Keep in mind that an internship in the transition phase between Bachelor and Master might be a good idea. However, in this case you might not be able to apply for the funding opportunities as most of them require you to be enrolled as a student.

* How do you find an internship?

Finding an internship can be a big challenge. At H-BRS we support you with advice on how and where to look.

  • There are a number of agencies you can turn to for help. However, you should be aware that most of them charge a fee for their services.

Agencies that arrange internships | Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS)


  • You could take a look at the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce. Here you can find companies from Germany or abroad that have a cooperation with Germany.

AHK - For the economy. Worldwide on site.


  • You could also find out about current internships.

Internship opportunities | Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS)


  • You might want to read the written reports, listen to the podcasts or watch the videos of former interns. There you can learn more about the companies where other fellow students did their internships and get a better picture of everyday working life.

Testimonials - Media | Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS)


  • You could also search for specific companies that operate in different countries. It is recommended to visit their websites or their LinkedIn profiles where they usually offer their internships.

* Is the internship in your study programme compulsory or voluntary?

An internship is compulsory for some study programmes at the H-BRS. However, all students could complete an internship in Germany or abroad during their studies.
For more information, please ask your department.

* How do you apply for an internship?

There is no standard procedure for applying. It depends on the programme and/or company. It is recommended to find out about the requirements in advance so that you have time to prepare. As a rule, you must submit your CV in English or in the language of the host country. 

The Language Centre offers a writing centre consisting of workshops and individual writing advice in each of the languages German and English.

Writing Centre English | Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS)

You could also use some international CV templates.

Create your Europass CV | Europass