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AATG Internship Program for College Students
College students looking for the opportunity to gain work experience in Germany can now apply for a summer internship through the AATG Internship Program. Internships are available in a wide variety of fields, including social services, agriculture, medicine, business, childcare, and engineering.

Eligibility. Undergraduates who have at least Intermediate Mid German proficiency and meet all other internship-specific requirements are eligible to apply. See the ACTFL Profiency Guidelines for information on language proficiency ratings. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 at time of departure. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

Internship Duration. 3 months.

Internship Program Cost is $2,000. The costs include the application fee and fees for placement, housing, work authorization, and residency permit application. Students must also have a minimum reserve of $1,500 at the time of departure to pay for personal expenses during their stay.

Internship Compensation. All internships provide compensation in the form of a salary or room and board. Salaries are paid monthly and depend on the particular internship. See specific internship listings below for salary information. Unless otherwise noted, room and board are not included in compensation.

Application Deadline is February 1, 2017.


Apply by sending the following application materials to Program Coordinator April Hemphill, april@aatg.org.
  • Online Application Form. Complete the form and upload the following. Note: Partial progress on the Online Application Form cannot be saved.
  • Recommendation Form. Completed by applicant's German professor. Click to download.
  • A copy of the signature page of your passport
  • Online Language Self-Evaluation
  • $500 initial payment. Payment options:
    • Pay online with credit or debit card through the AATG Store
    • Send a check to AATG, 112 Haddontowne Court #104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

If you do not upload your Recommendation Form and copy of the signature page of your passport with the Online Application Form, e-mail these materials to Program Coordinator, April Ann Hemphill, april@aatg.org. Full payment is due six weeks prior to departure.

Click to begin the online application.

Internships in Germany
The following internship positions are available for 2017. Click the arrow for more details. Contact Program Coordinator April Hemphill april@aatg.org if you have any questions.

BMW Details▼
Requirements: Intermediate Mid German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering
Compensation: 700 Euros/month
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Infineon Technologies Details▼
Requirements: Intermediate Mid German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Computer Science, IT, Computer Engineering, or a related field
Compensation: 900 Euros/month
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Munich Reinsurance Company Details▼
Requirements: Advanced Low German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Marketing, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Math
Compensation: 1300 Euros/month and lunch during the work week
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Klüh Securities Details
Requirements: Advanced Low German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Marketing, Business, or a related field
Compensation: 500 Euros/month
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Siemens Healthcare Details
Requirements: Advanced Low German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Communications, Human Resources, Computer Science, or a related field
Compensation: 680 Euros/month
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Airbus Industries Details
Requirements: Advanced Low German proficiency, junior year standing with a major in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field
Compensation: 900 Euros/month
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Refugee Camp Details
Requirements: Intermediate High German proficiency and a major in Sociology, Biology, or International Relations
Compensation: Room and board
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Mother/Child Clinic Details
Requirements: Intermediate High German proficiency, sophomore or junior standing with a major in Sociology, Psychology, or German
Compensation: Room and board
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Assisted Living Home Georg Brauchle Haus Details
Requirements: Advanced Low German proficiency, Junior standing with a major in Pre-med, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, or healthcare-related fields
Compensation: 500 Euros/month and room and board
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German Red Cross Details
Requirements: Intermediate High German proficiency, sophomore or junior standing with a major in Early Childhood Education, Sociology, Psychology, or a related field
Compensation: 100 Euros/month and room and board
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Family-owned Farm Details
Requirements: Intermediate High German proficiency and experience working with animals, such as a major in Biology or Zoology
Compensation: 200 Euros/month and room and board
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Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH, Stuttgart Details
Requirements: Intermediate High German proficiency and a major in Business or Marketing
Compensation: 1,300 Euros/month and lunch during the work week
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