For students who are interested in a stay abroad, an internship semester offers a good opportunity to gain international experience. In addition to the practical semester, students also have the option of using the lecture-free period for an additional internship abroad.
Students at FHD - Dresden University of Applied Sciences are encouraged to look for an internship in a foreign company themselves. You can obtain information about advertisements and opportunities for an internship abroad from the International Office, the Career Service or your faculty. In addition, we regularly supplement the notices on the bulletin boards at the university - please also inform yourself about possible internship positions in this way.
If the internship semester abroad meets the conditions of the internship regulations of the FHD, there are usually no problems with recognition. Before starting the internship, you should contact the Career Service, the head of the study program or the examination office and ask about the required formalities (e.g. internship contract, internship report, confirmation from the employer). The International Office and the Career Service can provide you with sample internship contracts in English.
Your internship certificate must be available in German or English after you have completed your internship. If you receive a certificate in another language, you must have the document translated and certified by an official body (translator, embassy, consulate or similar).
Please inform yourself in good time whether you are sufficiently insured for a stay abroad (e.g. health insurance, liability insurance, accident insurance). If necessary, additional insurances should be taken out. Please also inform yourself on the website of the DAAD about the insurances for students and interns offered there.
Please note that special residence regulations usually apply to internships outside the European Union. For more information, please contact the embassies or consulates or visit the homepage of the German Foreign Office (Auswärtigen Amtes.).
If you would like to apply for an Erasmus+ internship, please contact the LEONARDO Office Saxony.(Link zur Webseite)
Student internships must last a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 12 months. Both mandatory and optional internships can be funded. Graduates/graduates can also still complete an internship under Erasmus+.
Advantages of the program are in particular:
financial support (mobility grant)
recognition of internship achievements
assured supervision by the company and the Leonardo office
secured internship activities through the EU internship contract
The Auslands-BAföG can be applied for a semester abroad as well as for internships abroad.
The prerequisite is a minimum duration of the internship of twelve weeks. In addition, it must be a compulsory internship.
The amount of the scholarship is calculated depending on the income of the parents. You can find more information here/ hier