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Internships abroad

Erasmus+ programme for internships

The ERASMUS+ programme provides funding for internships and exchange terms/studies abroad in Europe within the framework of the EU Programme for Lifelong Learning. Please click here If you are interested in ERASMUS+ funding for student exchange.

If you are planning to do an internship abroad in a country within the ERASMUS network, you may qualify for financial support through the ERASMUS+ programme, even if you have already received ERASMUS+ funding for studies abroad. The ERASMUS+ internship guide (in the download section) provides details on funding criteria and application requirements.

Please contact the ERASMUS Team at the ZIB WiSo (wiso-outgoings-erasmusSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de) as soon as you have arranged your internship (preferably no later than 4 weeks before the start of the internship). The ERASMUS Team will advise you whether your internship is suitable for ERASMUS+ funding and guide you through the ERASMUS process.

Internships abroad

Completing an internship abroad is a great opportunity to gain valuable practical expertise, combined with a unique cultural experience. This is your chance to gain work experiences and management practice, develop intercultural skills and build a strong business network in order to grow on both a professional and a personal level. Moreover, an international internship can work in your favour in job applications as international experience has become an important factor for many employers.

The WiSo Career Service at the University of Cologne is there to support you if you are looking for an internship in Germany or abroad.

If you are planning on doing your internship in a European country, you may qualify for ERASMUS funding. If you plan to do it in a non-European country, you may qualify for a PROMOS grant.

For MSc International Management/CEMS students: Please note that the International Relations Center is not able to arrange internships. It can, however, put you in contact with CEMS corporate partners.