Tips for finding an internship abroad

Finding an internship abroad can be a real challenge. We want to make it easier for you. On this webpage, you will find an overview of internship portals, valuable sources of inspiration as well as contact and application tips for international internships.

Sometimes the solution is closer than you think. If you are looking for a suitable internship abroad, it is worth taking advantage of the career-counselling offer here at TUM. We can also provide you with others sources of information on the various opportunities for internships abroad.

Offers from TUM

Offers from Alumni & Career

The TUM Career Service gives advice for all phases of career planning. You will be supported in determining your own skills profile, in the search for an internship and in your application.

TUM job and internship portal

The TUM Job and Internship Portal offers you the opportunity to search for a suitable internship. You can search according to various criteria such as type of activity, department or country.

Other job and internship portals

  • is an initiative of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) with internship offers in different European countries.
  • Study and Work International is a hochschule dual project and comprises international internship offers as well as tips for planning and realizing an internship abroad and country-specific information.

  • AIESEC – for all subject-areas
  • IAESTE – for Engineering, Natural Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry
  • EMSA – for Medicine

Some of our partner universities offer structured programs for research internships. More detailed information can be found in our online database. Please select the option Research Internship in the drop-down menu under Program.

  • AFS volunteer programs
  • AIESEC Global Volunteer
  • ASA-Programm: projects in the global south
  • Campus for Change projects
  • DAAD: various programs to financially support study and research stays in developing and emerging countries
  • Enactus: projects in Germany and worldwide to improve other people’s living standards and quality of life
  • Go Ahead! volunteer projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Ingenieure ohne Grenzen: projects for the sustainable improvement of the living conditions of people in need and disadvantaged groups
  • kulturweit: international voluntary service in foreign cultural and educational policy
  • Live-in-Labs initiative of Amrita University – apply via the TUMexchange program
  • Mercator-Kolleg: scholarships for university graduates and young professionals who are hoping to make a difference working in international fields
  • Service Civil International: workcamps and voluntary services
  • Technik ohne Grenzen: improve the living conditions in developing countries through projects
  • TUMsocial: find the social organization that suits you!
  • weltwärts social service in developing countries
  • World University Service: internships in countries of the global south


Testimonials from TUM students

Still not sure where to go? Read the reports of TUM fellow students about their internship experiences within Europe here.

Testimonials Germany-wide

Research tips: The Leonardo Office Saxony-Anhalt bundles worldwide reports from students from all over Germany.

Information from the DAAD

International internships

On the DAAD website you will find helpful information on the search for internships and various financing options.

Target country information

Funding opportunities, services and background information: Find out more about country-specific regulations.

Blog: Students worldwide

The DAAD blog Studieren weltweit – erlebe es! is an additional source of inspiration for your internship abroad.

Internships within Europe

Would you like to do an internship in another European country? Then Erasmus+ Internships is the right funding program for you.

Internships in Switzerland

Are you planning an internship in Switzerland? The Swiss-European Mobility Programme offers funding opportunies for this purpose.

Further scholarships

Besides Erasmus+ und SEMP, there are other possibilities for grants for internships abroad. Learn more about all your options here.