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Internship Abroad

Your path to international practical experience.

NEWS Application deadlines

Please send all application documents for a possible financial support for your internship abroad minimum 4 weeks before the beginning of your internship

 

Further information on the application process can be found

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Information events

Tuesday 12.07.2022 at 11.00 am               Info Meet Up! Internship abroad - Financing options (English)                        Link

 

     

Monday 22.08.2022 - 13.00 pm            Info Meet Up! Auslandspraktikum - Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten (Deutsch) LINK

 

Thursday 25.08.2022 - 17.00 pm          Info Meet Up! Internship abroad - Financing options (English)                          LINK 

First Steps
Where can I find internships?

International practical experience is in demand. In many of our study programmes, an internship semester is firmly anchored in the curriculum - whether at home or abroad. But how do you find the perfect internship in your chosen country?

Our Career Service supports you in your search for an internship abroad. Some of your professors and fellow students can also give you tips and share their experiences. It's best to ask your department directly.

The DAAD also provides helpful information on their website.

You can also find further suggestions in the publications on the download list. 

If you are interested in an Erasmus+ internship within Europe, the ErasmusIntern.org website is a good place to start. The platform was launched by the European Commission with the support of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Its aim is to connect internship seekers with organisations and companies across Europe. 

Your funding opportunities
How do I finance an internship abroad?

You should plan for additional expenses for travel, accommodation, food and/or visa - especially if your internship is unpaid or only marginally paid. The International Office will help you find the right funding programme.

If you want to do a traineeship in a European country, you are eligible for an Erasmus+ Grant.

For internships of up to half a year, the DAAD PROMOS programme may also be of interest to you. The International Office of SRH Berlin will be happy to support and advise you.

If an internship is required as part of your study programme or if you are planning a placement of at least one semester or twelve weeks, you can apply for Auslands-BAföG (BAfög abroad).

For internships abroad lasting a maximum of 3 months, a Kurzstipendium des DAAD (a DAAD short-term scholarship) can also be considered.

Fürs Auslandspraktikum Erasmus+

With an Erasmus+ grant we can financially support your internship abroad in all EU member states and Serbia, North Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Turkey. Once you have found an internship and signed an internship contract, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant. An Erasmus+ grant does not have to be repaid.

General information about the Erasmus+ program can be found here.

More info about Erasmus+
  • enrolled at one of the schools of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
  • Confirmation of an internship for at least 2 months
  • have not yet received financial support during the current studies via Erasmus+ for 12 months

Since the new program generation (2021-2027), financial support via Erasmus+ can be applied for not only within Europe (program countries), but also for countries outside Europe (partner countries). However, the budget available for funding outside Europe in partner countries is much lower than that for program countries. Therefore, the International Office has decided to support internships abroad in partner countries only if funding is still available. In general, internships abroad in partner countries are not funded by SRH Berlin through Erasmus+.

Financial support for an internship abroad within a program country is not subject to any specific selection criteria, but is usually approved. In this pdf document "Eligible Countries & Funding Rates for Erasmus+ Internships Abroad" you will find all information about the necessary application documents and the funding rates for the individual program countries.

Once you have been accepted for an internship and have signed an internship contract, you can apply for Erasmus+ funding. To do so, please send a copy of the internship contract or a confirmation email from the internship institution, a current enrollment certificate and the completed and signed part of  "Before the mobility" des Learning Agreements for Traineeships via email to the International Office. We will then contact you directly and send you all the necessary application documents.

Before the start of the internship abroad, the following documents must be completed and signed between you and SRH in any case:

  • Grant Agreement signed in the original (contract on grant duration and amount, rights and obligations for grantees)
  • Learning Agreement (digital) - Agreement on the goals of the internship, which are coordinated with the program director in advance.
  • Eligibility verification and prior participation
  • Verification of insurance coverage
  • safety instructions for Covid-19, if applicable
  • Completion of the OLS language test

As soon as the documents are complete, we can order the transfer of the 1st rate of the Erasmus+ scholarship (70% of the total amount). The process usually takes about 14 days. If you are unsure, please contact the International Office and ask whether the order for payment has already been made.

If there are significant changes in the tasks at the beginning or during your internship abroad or if you change the internship institution again, you must also discuss these with your program director and have them confirmed in your Learning Agreement. This will ensure that your work abroad is recognized.

If you have to cancel your internship and it is foreseeable that you will not be able to achieve enough ECTS in your internship abroad, please contact your program director immediately and discuss the options you have in order to still be able to complete the remaining academic achievements.

After the internship abroad

After completing your internship abroad, you must have your internship period confirmed by the internship institution on the Confirmation Letter . Please submit this letter together with your experience report to the International Office. 

To receive the 2nd rate of the Erasmus+ grant, you must have completed the following no later than 30 days after the end of your internship abroad:

  • Submit experience report to the International Office
  • Completion of the EU Survey (link will be sent to you automatically by email)
  • possibly second language test via OLS (Online Linguistic Support)

When all these documents are filled out and signed or you have completed the questionnaires, we can initiate the 2nd rate of your Erasmus+ scholarship. The transfer should not take longer than 14 days.

Fürs Ausldandspraktikum PROMOS

PROMOS ist ein Programm des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), verwaltet durch den DAAD (Deutschen Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V.) zur Steigerung der Mobilität von Studierenden deutscher Hochschulen. Gefördert werden können Praktikumsaufenthalte ab 6 Wochen in aller Welt, die in keinem der strukturierten DAAD-Programme (z.B. Erasmus+) förderbar sind.

Mehr zu PROMOS
  • regularly enrolled and pursuing a degree at one of the schools of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
  • have received a confirmation for an internship of at least 6 weeks and max 6 months
  • have not yet received financial support via PROMOS for a total of 6 months

As soon as you have received an official confirmation for an internship and have signed an internship contract, you can apply for PROMOS funding. Please send a copy of the internship contract together with the other application documents listed below by email to the International Office. We will then contact you directly and send you all the necessary application documents.

Before the start of the internship abroad, the following documents must be completed and signed between you and SRH in any case:

  • Application form PROMOS and all related documents
  • Scholarship agreement signed in the original (contract on funding period and amount, rights and obligations for recipient)
  • if applicable, safety instructions for Covid-19

As soon as the application documents are complete:

  • Application form
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor/lecturer
  • Current transcript of records (CampusNet or Examination Office)
  • current certificate of enrollment (CampusNet or Student Service)
  • Proof of language skills
  • Internship confirmation (internship contract)

we can make the selection between all applicants after the application deadline. The decision about the acceptance or rejection should reach you no later than 4 weeks after the application deadline. The selection is made by a selection committee, which is composed of different departments of the SRH Berlin.

The PROMOS scholarship is a performance-based scholarship. Therefore, it is most important for your application that you convincingly present the qualifications you have achieved so far and the goals of your stay abroad. The selection committee will make its selection on the basis of the application documents you submit.

If you have been accepted for financial support through PROMOS, we can arrange the transfer of the entire scholarship according to the scholarship agreement. The processing usually takes about 14 days.

The funding rates of the PROMOS program vary depending on the destination country. Here you can find an overview of the PROMOS funding rated for the year 2022.

Depending on the available budget and the number of applications, we will consider whether and for how long we can support you through PROMOS. We want to give as many students as possible the opportunity to receive financial support, so it may be that we cannot support you for the entire duration of your internship.

At the end of your internship abroad, you are required to provide proof of - Confirmation of Stay about the duration of your internship abroad and an Experience report.

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