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Coordination International MINTernship Program
+49 721 608 44918
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International Students Office
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Campus South
Building 50.20, Room 045

International Students Office (IStO)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Campus South
Bldg.: 50.20, Room 106

Phone +49 721 608-44911
Fax +49 721 608-44907
Contact Form

Opening hours Secretary
Mo.-Fr. 9 am-12 am
Closed on Tuesday

Please also note the office hours of our individual employees

MINTernship Program


To address the shortage of skilled labor in STEM (MINT in German) subjects, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) initiated the 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 KIT. 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. For students and doctoral candidates from KIT the study or research stays at the partner universities are exempted of tuition fees and funded through grants.


Partner universities

University of Waterloo – Canada

Since 1957, the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) has been producing some of Canada's most innovative leaders and has created an outstanding educational reputation recognized around the world. UWaterloo offers a variety of programs within its six faculties – Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science.


Queensland University of Technology - Australia

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. While QUT is based in Brisbane, Queensland, it has a global outlook. With some 45,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than $800 million, QUT is positioned to grow and develop as one of Australia's leading universities.


Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, University of North Carolina at Charlotte - USA

With over 75 faculty members working in energy-related disciplines, EPIC is quickly becoming a national leader in energy research and development. Offering seven Applied Research Clusters, EPIC interdisciplinary researchers collaborate with industry and use state-of-the-art laboratories to work to solve some of today’s most difficult energy challenges.


Research projects

At the partner universities every year there are calls for research projects for which students and doctoral candidates of the participating partner universities can apply.

Research projects on offer at KIT in 2015

Research projects on offer at KIT in 2016


Call for applications

The call and the application process for grants to pursue a research internship at KIT take place via the partner universities.


Integrative accompanying program

Program in 2015

Program in 2016

Event "Start your career in the TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe"



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Picture: Mahfuz Ali Shuvra




Mahfuz Ali Shuvra, EPIC KIT Summer Study Abroad Program Scholarship recipient in summer 2015 expresses his experience in a report.







“Being part of this exchange program allowed me to understand the lifestyle and work style of graduate and doctorate energy research (in both the United States and abroad).”

Kaitlyn Chapman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Summer intern 2015


“I recommend this exchange program to anyone looking to challenge themselves, learn new communication and technical skills, and work together with some really great people!”

Samual Ludwig, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Summer intern 2015


“I felt grateful that I was able to participate in the MINTernship program at KIT. It was evident that attention to detail was made when planning activities for the students. I enjoyed going on the planned excursions, seeing the research projects at other KIT campuses, and learning about German history and culture. The assigned project was challenging, so overall, it was a great learning experience technically and culturally. I also thoroughly enjoyed going to German language class to improve my fluency.”

Kristen Venditti, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Summer intern 2015


Involved KIT institutes



Dr. Kai Rebensburg

Coordinator, International MINTernship Program

Phone: +49 (0)721 608-44918

e-mail: kai.rebensburg∂



The International MINTernship Program is sponsored by the following organizations:


Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Forschung und Kunst

  Christian Bürkert-Stiftung


     Logo KIT Stiftung





Reinhard Frank-Stiftung