Applying correctly for an internship abroad

Do I apply with or without a photo? Is the CV signed and are references included? When it comes to application documents, there are a lot of country-specific customs that you should observe.


Step 1:

The first step is usually to apply directly to the company. We have compiled the most important tips and information for a successful application on this page.

Step 2:

Once you have been accepted for an internship, you can apply for a scholarship or other types of funding.

As a general rule:

Above all, a successful application must answer one question: why are you the right applicant for this position? To do this, you need as concrete an idea as possible of your goals and expectations for the internship abroad and enough information about the company to which you are applying.

Application via agencies and placement programmes

The required application documents vary greatly from programme to programme. You can find detailed information on the websites of the agencies or in the descriptions of the scholarship programmes.


Initial counselling on studying abroad and internships abroad

Nina Schneider

 ☎  +49 531 391 14333

Office hours:
By appointment, room 303, 3rd floor Bültenweg 74/75, 38106 Braunschweig


Online office hour: Tue 14:00 - 16:00

(from 11 April in presence again at the Study Service Centre, room 104)


Current changes

Advisory Services back in person from 11 April

The open office hours for exchange students and Erasmus+, as well as initial consultation for studies and internships abroad will take place in person at the Study Service Centre from 11 April 2023 again.