October - January
This is what you are interested in! The pre-application phase. This runs from the beginning of October through the first week of January the following year.
In October you are asked to register as a student on the IAESTE Exchange Platform (EP), our ERP system. This includes all the needed personal information, including contact details, your field of study and similar. The verification of your account will be done after you uploaded a CV, an p -to-date transcript of records, a valid certificate of enrollment and a language certificate affirming your english skills.
After the verification you can complete your profile, so that the global IAESTE network can find a suitable internship offer for you. APPLY NOW!
End of January
In January, all member nations exchange the internship placements at a big international conference. We then announce which internship offers have been exchanged to IAESTE Germany. It is a list with around 700 jobs in over 80 nations worldwide. Each offer on the list contains information an time period and duration, required study level and major, language requirements and other required abilities.
You are asked to choose up to 10 favourite placements. But please read the requested criteria carefully as most employers won't accept you if you don't fulfill all of them.
Please be aware that it is possible we won't get one or all of them to Hamburg to distribute it to you. Please take a close look at the offers in less known countries, as they are generaly really interesting and chances are higher you get the offer
In Febuary there is a national conference where each local committee is aiming to take home the offers, which suit the wishes of each of their students best. Directly after the conference we send you either a mail with
a) a direct approval because we got your offer and you're the only student from Hamburg who was interested in it
b) a request to write a motivation letter because we got your offer but you're not the only student from Hamburg who was interested in it
c) a denial because unfortunately we didn't get your offer.
We will also send you a list with late offers via email.
Students who have been approved (either direct or after sending their motivation letter and being accepted) will have to apply to their employer until March 30th. Over 80% of the employers accept students if they fulfill all the requested criteria (e.g. study major, study level, language level). Don't worry, we will help you to prepare the application to the employer.
Starting May students receive their acceptance letters by the employers. You can now start to apply for a Visa if required, book your flight, search for accomodation (if not provided by the IAESTE committee in the guest country) and apply for the traveling allowance at the DAAD ("Fahrtkostenzuschuss") and enjoy your IAESTE experience.