To address the shortage of skilled labor in STEM (MINT in German) subjects, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) initiated the International MINTernship program. As part of the program, students and doctoral candidates from selected partner universities can pursue internships of up to six-months in companies in Baden-Württemberg or research internships at universities in Baden-Württemberg. In addition, the program offers research internships funded by scholarships at partner universities abroad.
The aim of the program is to establish exchange and internship programs in English-speaking countries attractive for junior scientists. The study or research stays at the partner universities for students and doctoral candidates of Baden-Württemberg universities are exempted from tuition fees and funded through grants.