Internship Funding

Because funding possibilities are limited, we advise students to search for compensated internships. Those students who were not able to find a compensated internship and who are in high need for financial support will be preferably considered for funding.

The application deadline for all programs is APRIL 15th, 2017. 

All applicants should be informed about the result of the selection process by approximately mid-May.

How to apply: Please read our information and the description of the programs below. If you think that you fulfill the requirements listed there, you have to submit an Internship Funding Application Form (online form).

 


ERASMUS+ Internship Stipends (EU funding program)

 English description:

ERASMUS+ supports students interning at institutions in a European country different from their home country (NO support for internships at EU institutions and institutions that administer EU programs as well as diplomatic offices of the student’s home country).

Students are supported to gain practical experience in an international environment. Moreover, ERASMUS+ enables them to improve their key skills such as the ability to communicate and cooperate, open-mindedness and knowledge of other cultures and markets.

Students doing a mandatory or a voluntary internship between two and twelve months are eligible for the program.
The ERASMUS+ program offers the following benefits:

  • support in preparing the internship abroad; possibility to attend an ERASMUS+ intensive language course in so-called rarely-spoken languages
  • EU internship contract between university, institution and student
  • support throughout the internship with advisors both at the home university and within the institution
  • recognition of the performance delivered abroad
  • monthly funding between 250 and 700 Euro, depending on the host institution country
  • For more information, please visit:www.eu.daad.de/studierende

 

German description

ERASMUS+ fördert auch Praktika für Studierende in einer Gasteinrichtung im europäischen Ausland (ausgeschlossen sind EU-Institutionen bzw. Institutionen, die EU-Programme verwalten sowie diplomatische Vertretungen der Herkunftsländer der Studierenden).

Studierende können Arbeitserfahrung in einem internationalen Umfeld sammeln. Darüber hinaus können sie ihre Schlüsselqualifikationen wie Kommunikations- und Kooperationsfähigkeit, Offenheit und Kenntnisse über andere Kulturen und Märkte erweitern. Studierende können für ein Pflichtpraktikum oder auch ein freiwilliges Praktikum zwischen zwei und zwölf Monaten Förderung erhalten.
Das ERASMUS+ Programm bietet Studierenden folgende Leistungen:

  • Unterstützung bei der Vorbereitung des Auslandsaufenthaltes, dabei ist die Teilnahme an einem vorbereitenden ERASMUS-Intensivsprachkurs in sogenannten seltener gesprochenen Sprachen möglich
  • EU-Praktikumsvertrag zwischen Hochschule, Unternehmen und Studierenden
  • Begleitung während des Praktikums durch je einen Ansprechpartner in der Heimathochschule und im Unternehmen
  • Anerkennung der im Ausland erbrachten Leistungen
  • Monatlicher Zuschuss zwischen 250 und 700 Euro im Monat, abhängig vom Zielland.
  • Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie bitte :www.eu.daad.de/studierende

 

Eligibility for ERASMUS+

This funding program is available for internships of at least 2 to 12 months only in EU countries (other than Germany), and some further countries (see below). All other countries are not eligible for the ERASMUS+ program.

These are the countries taking part in ERASMUS+:

  • All members of the European Union (EU)
  • Plus countries out of EU, participating in the Erasmus+ Program: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey only.

Requirements for applying (criteria for being eligible)

  • You must be a registered student at Jacobs University. There is also an option for recent graduates to receive ERASMUS+ funding for an internship. Requirements: You must be selected by Jacobs University during your last year of study and you must complete your internship within one year after graduation
  • Your internship is taking place outside of Germany in one of the above named countries

  • You have a confirmed internship of at least 2 full calendar months (max. 12 months) in length in one of the above named countries.
  • You have to submit your Internship Funding Application (online form) before April 15th, 2017
  • You can apply for funding for mandatory or voluntary internships. Important: Due to a limited budget, we will give students preference who have to fulfill their mandatory internships.
  • Important: ERASMUS+ Internship Funding is not available for internships is one of the EU institutions (please see the full list here: http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/index_en.htm) or if the institution is in any way connected to the administration of the EU funding programs (e.g. National Agencies) or if it is a diplomatic office of the student’s home country.

For frequent asked questions, you can also visit:

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/repository/education/opportunities/higher-education/doc/students-questions-answers_en.pdf

 

You can apply for one of two different programs (please select the program in your Internship Funding Application):

  •  Program 1: Internship Period as of now until September 30th 2017
    Eligibility:
    – all undergraduate students class of 2017 (voluntary or mandatory internships)
    – all graduate students class of 2018
    – all undergraduate students class of 2018, fulfilling at least an internship duration of 16 consecutive weeks during this period
    – all undergraduate students class of 2019, doing a voluntary internship
  • Program 2: Internship period within June 1st 2017 to September30th 2018
    Eligibility:
    – all undergraduate and graduate students class of 2017 (for voluntary internships after graduation)
    – all undergraduate students class of 2018 and 2019

Jacobs University Internship Funding for Partner Institutions

This funding program is available for internships at our partner institution New York University School of Medicine (BCCB – contact: Professor Klaudia Brix) for partial travel costs allowance

Amount of funding: maximum of 500 Euros per student.

You are eligible to apply for this program if you:

  • have not yet fulfilled your mandatory internship requirement
  • don’t have the resources to finance your internship
  • have convincing reasons for choosing this specific internship with regard to your career plans
  • have a confirmed internship at New York University School of Medicine

DAAD Programs (For German citizens only)

DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst bietet einige Programme für Praktikavermittlung und Finanzierung von Praktika durch Stipendien. Mehr Informationen und Links zu  Bewerbungen gibt es auf der DAAD-Website: http://www.daad.de/ausland/praktikum/de/

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the institutions regulations, these programs and grants are only available for German citizens.