Within the framework of the Internship Programme of the German Business, young graduates and students from the Western Balkans complete three to six months long internships in leading German companies and get an insight in German business culture.
The trainees get a monthly allowance. This money is provided by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The companies bear the costs for accommodation and insurances. The programme also provides German language courses.
Trainees take part in a four-day introductory programme in Berlin prior to the internships, where they can learn about German institutions and attend seminars on German business culuture.
A standardized internship does not exist in Germany. As different the participating companies are, that different are the tasks of the interns. However, all interns may expect that they will be integrated into teams and that they will get independent tasks. This is the main difference between an internship in Germany and an internship in their home countries.
Education: mainly studies with focus on business or engineering.
Level of education: Students from the higher semesters and postgraduates with first job experiences.
Age: The candidates should not be older than 30 years.
Languages: very good command of English and / or German.
The application process for 2013 will start online on 1st October 2012.
For more information please visit the scholarship's website.