• Internship Abroad

Internship abroad for BTK students

Before Application

Why should I participate in an internship abroad?

The best start to a successful career as a designer is one based on real-life experience! Das International Career Center is happy to support you in gaining an internship abroad. Discover the goings-on at an agency as an intern, or work on exciting creative projects in another country. 

Where can I complete my internship?

The choice is yours – you can decide where you want to intern and can contact your company of choice as you wish.

Valid internship places include: advertising agencies, publishing houses, design agencies, photographers, research institues (e.g. Fraunhofer- associations), companies from the branches film, television, 3D- animation and/or video games, but also marketing and media departments within companies, associations or institutes.

If you like, you can speak with your Dean or the International Career Center for advice. We are happy to consult you when it comes to participating in an internship abroad. 

When can I complete my internship?

The 5th semester of your bachelor’s degree program at BTK Art & Design is set aside for taking an internship or studying for a semester abroad. 

What is the minimum required amount of working hours for my internship semester?

You need to work full time, this is usually between 37,5 and 40 hours a week and not more than 8 hours per day for 105 days. 

Does the internship pay?

In Germany there are two different types of internships available. Voluntary internships can be completes out of personal interest. For these internships, labour law provisions apply in the same manner as for part-time student jobs: Companies need to pay “minimal wage”. At BTK Art & Design study abroad or the compulsory internship is required part of the curriculum, however you should negotiate a salary. 

Can I apply for financial support?

For an internship within Europe, you can apply for support from the Erasmus+ program.

  • Monthly financial support: Depending on the country, from 250 to 450 euros
  • Application deadline: Three months prior to starting the internship
  • You will be asked to complete an Erasmus+ language test and submit a report on your experience by the end of the stay abroad

Application Documents:

  • Application form (see download box)
  • Motivation Letter (English)
  • CV
  • Transcript of Records (at examination office)
  • Confirmation of health-, casualty and accident insurance during internship period abroad
  • (if applicable) Internship Contract with time/duration of internship

You can find the application documents in the “Downloads” box. Depending on the country and your area of work, you may also have additional financial support options. See here for more information. 

Where can I find information on interning in Germany?

Please find all information and guidelines here.

Application Process

How do I apply for an internship abroad?

If you do not want to apply for financial support, you do not have to officially apply with the International Career Center for an internship abroad. You apply for your internship with your employer.