Why are internships so important?
You would like to work in Germany but are unsure about what job interests you? An internship is the best way to analyze your strengths and find your passion for your future career. It will teach you all skills required in each particular working field, as well as show you what a daily working routine in a company looks like.
Internships are usually unpaid, yet the benefit of gaining first hand experience into the working world is much more valuable. Moreover, getting the chance of trying yourself in one of so many job opportunities may help you to choose the right career for you.On top of that: internships are the first step of getting in touch with a real business and it therefore may even be the first step towards your future career!
What do you need for an internship?
Basic knowledge of German
Age: at least 14
3-month residence permit and approval from the foreigners’ office
What do you have to do to apply?
Most companies will tell you exactly how to apply. If you don’t understand something or are unsure, simply call the company! Or write an e-mail. Names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses can be found in the contact information. Our info pool contains examples of application documents in German.
Your internship – your first step into the working world
An internship may help you to find out which job is best for you. Therefore, if you enjoyed your internship, you may apply for a vocational training course as a second step.
Companies that offer internships on www.sprungbrett-intowork.de indicate in their ads, if they provide vocational trainings courses and/or even employment after an internship.
Interested in a dual vocational training course? Participating in such a training
helps you to explore theoretical and practical knowledge in your field of interest,
provides you with a great foundation for your professional future,
and makes you earn your own money.
The following video explains the German system of dual vocational training in Arabic, German and English:
Responsible for the content and the production of these videos: Die Chemie-Sozialpartner IG BCE und BAVC: http://www.chemie-sozialpartner.de/