IAESTE as a Partner
The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an international, non-political, independent organization that provides internships abroad in STEM fields. Germany is represented by the German IAESTE committee in the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The Federal Foreign Office supports IAESTE financially. The internship exchange is coordinated in agreement with the Federal Employment Agency. This service is free of charge. The Munich local committee functions on a voluntary basis.
IAESTE was founded in 1948 at the Imperial College of London to contribute to and promote international understanding. Germany has been a member since 1950.
The local committee of Munich has the official status of a registered organization: “IAESTE an der TUM e.V.”. The local committee is one of the largest in Germany.
Our local committee has two offers for companies:
We take care of the visa, work permit, accommodation and any social activities outside of work. We also check language proficiency. As an employer, you only need to tell us the qualifications your potential intern should have, and we find a matching student.
Free of charge
The service is completely free of charge for you. Health, accident and personal liability insurance is covered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Many students enjoy their internship with IAESTE so much, that they want to stay at the company. Thanks to the efforts of the local committee, the intern can settle in very fast in Germany.
You have the final say
By taking part in the IAESTE program you don’t enter into any obligations. You decide, if the profile of a potential trainee matches your expectations.
Our interns often have very good English skills, so that your co-workers can practice their English. Furthermore, interns offer a glimpse of a foreign working culture and can possibly even open up new markets.
You additionally enable Munich students to go abroad. For every internship offer that you provide in Munich, we get an offer from our international partners for Munich students in response.
Register on the Exchange Platform (EP)
Internship exchange runs online over our Exchange Platform, where you should register as an employer.
Submit an internship offer
You should submit your internship offer over the EP. Please fill in a form in which you state the required qualifications, duration of the internship, starting date, kind of work, etc. It is possible to save a draft of an offer.
Students apply at IAESTE
At the same time, students from all over the world apply for an internship at IAESTE.
We match internship offers with students.
Candidates are suggested to employers. If an employer rejects a student, we will try to find a new candidate. If we don’t succeed, the employer cancels the offer.
Arrange the details
We discuss the details of the internship with the employer. The intern and the DAAD take care of the visa, work permit and other formalities.
The internship starts. We take care of the student in Munich: we find accommodation in one of our flats, help with the documents, offer weekly meetings and organize weekend trips.
We also arrange internships independently of this yearly cycle. The basic procedure stays the same, apart from the dates given above.
The IAESTE Company Shuttle is a series of company excursions with recruiting character, aimed at Munich students. The participating students therefore are not part of the program presented above, but instead are all enrolled at one of the universities in Munich. The goal of these excursions is to establish contact between departments of a company and the students for possible final theses, student jobs or industrial internships. We take care of advertising at Munich universities and organize transport to and from the event. In order to reach students with the appropriate field of study for the specific location, we kindly ask you to inform us about specific wishes regarding the field of study in advance.