During your studies you have the option to complete an internship (or several) abroad.
An internship provides a great way to get an insight into working life.
The International Students Office will gladly advise you.
Further information about the different programs that can help you with financing your stay abroad for an internship can also be found at the website of KOOR/BEST. KOOR/BEST coordinates internships abroad of students enrolled in Baden-Württemberg.
What benefits can an internship abroad provide?
- Learn a foreign language
English is now regarded as mandatory. A second or third foreign language spoken fluently is always viewed favorable by recruiters. Another advantage is that people learn a foreign language directly in a professional context, including use of related terms.
- Intercultural Competence
Intercultural competence is one of the essential skills in the workplace today. You can experience the traditions and customs of another culture up close and personal, thereby extending your own personal horizons.
- Personal Development
A longer stay abroad, promotes character. In addition to greater flexibility, tolerance, openness and independence, you learn to quickly adapt to new and unfamiliar situations and environments.
- Application Advantage
Those who can boast on their resume of international internships naturally has a better chance in receiving a job than those who have not. Especially for work in an international company, an international internship offers a good preparation and is an important factor in your future setting.
- Social Networking
During this internship, you have the possibility of making numerous personal and professional contacts. If your time with the company is positive, there is even the possibility of permanent employment.
More informations about internships, application and funding can be found here.
Internships abroad: JobPortal des KIT Career Service