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Finding a Traineeship

Please Note:

The International Office does not arrange traineeships for you!

You can conduct an initial job search using the numerous job exchanges available to you. You can also access helpful information and addresses via the country-specific Chambers of Industry and Commerce (e.g. lists of companies in various sectors) or the "yellow pages". Placement organizations usually arrange practical work placements for a fee.

You will find a selection of traineeship exchanges and placement agencies (please note that some of these are subject to a fee!) on the DAAD website.

Placement and Consulting Agencies

AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales):
Arranges traineeships for students of economics

PAD (Educational Exchange Service):
Arranges traineeships for student teachers in the subjects German, Foreign Languages, Politics and Social Studies in Central and Eastern Europe

ZAV (Central Placement Office of the German Federal Employment Agency):
Provides general information and advice on traineeships abroad

GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation:
Arranges traineeships in developing countries

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience):
Arranges traineeships for students of the natural sciences