Information for placement and financing for internships abroad

The following provides you with a selection of institutions and programmes that can help with placement and financing for internships abroad.

Overview of the institutions/ directories:

  • ASA Programme
    With the ASA Programme, young Europeans work and learn during three-month internships at a development organisation in Africa, Asia, Latin America or Southeast Europe. ASA prepares its participants, finances travel expenses and organises a scholarship for the duration of the stay.

    Inwent GmbH, ASA Programme
    Lützowufer 6-9
    10785 Berlin
    Phone: +49 (0)30 / 25 48 20

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    Short-term grants for internships within the framework of programmes of study related to countries abroad and for financing possibilities of independently attained internships in international organisations / German representation abroad; in addition, travel allowances for internships abroad can be applied for.

    DAAD (Dept. 225)
    Kennedyallee 50
    53175 Bonn
    Phone: +49 (0)228 / 882-266 or -267

  • Carlo Schmid Programme
    Promotes internships at international organisations and EU institutions.
    The Carlo Schmid Programme is lead by the German Academic exchange Service (DAAD) and the German National Academic Foundation. It is mainly funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. The implementation of the programme takes place in cooperation with the Tönissteiner Group (association of internationally experienced German leaders in science, business and politics). The Mercator Foundation plays an active role in the implementation and funding of the programme via its "Mercator Program Center". The Federal Foreign Office actively aids in finding internships and in supporting the scholarship holders on site.

    Detailed information can be found online at

  • Internships in developing countries
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
    Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-2
    65760 Eschborn
    Phone: + 49 (0)6196 / 791650 und 791115

  • Career Service, International Career Guidance
    Wilhelmsplatz 4
    37073 Göttingen
    Internet: International Career Guidance