Finding the Right Internship Abroad for You

From your search via the application to your contract

You were unable to find the right internship for you in the list of cooperation internships at the University of Potsdam or in the Go Practice Portal? You would like to search for an internship yourself?

Many internships are advertised. However, unsolicited applications to the companies or institutions of your choice are are often successful as well. Take plenty of time to search for opportunities and apply for multiple positions. To make your search easier, we have compiled tips on unsolicited applications and many useful links on this page.

For further suggestions, take a look at the brochure In die Ferne, fertig, los: Dein Weg ins Auslandspraktikum  (German only).

Internship databases

Internships worldwide

Internships in Europe

Internships in development cooperation

Internships at international organizations, EU institutions, and internships at German Chambers of Commerce Abroad

Internships in media and journalism

Internships in environmental protection and nature conservation

Additional tips

Check list - internship abroad

It covers all the important steps from finding an internship to application and visa. It serves as a roadmap through the internship jungle.

Types of applications

You can find useful tips and information on the different types of applications (e.g., unsolicited or online applications) on the Go Practice Portal.

Application etiquette

Discover country-specific information on application documents, interview behavior, and much more in this section.

Internship contract

You were able to land your dream internship. Nevertheless, there are some things to be aware of. You can find out what your internship contract should contain below.

Internship contract - What should it include?

What should an internship reference look like and what does the wording really mean? Find out more here.