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Other Work-Study Opportunities for Undergraduates

There are many exciting opportunities for students interested in studying and working abroad. In many cases, students can earn up to one unit of field work credit for internships completed in Germany or Austria. Consult an annotated list of internship resources (below), the Vassar Community-Engaged Learning Office and faculty members in the department.


  • International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
    IAESTE is an organization that places students in internships in Germany for 8-12 week summer stays. Very useful and helpful in building connections.
  • Studienforum Berlin
    Studienforum-berlin is an organization that will find you an internship and housing for summer or during the year. Their high placed connections in many fields of work (political, social, economic, medical, etc.) and reliability are well worth the participation fee. Studienforum Berlin also offers a highly competitive, professionally oriented educational semester and German language programs.
  • CDS International
    Very useful search engine for internships and scholarships for work and study in Germany.
  • Council on International Educational Exchange
    Much information on Internship, Work, and Study opportunities in Germany both during the summer and academic semesters.
  • German American Chamber of Commerce
    Great search engine and link to internship opportunities in Germany for summer and academic year.
    German search engine for internship and work opportunities for international students.
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Tutor Program
    Run by the The Deutsches Studentenwerk - DSW (German Association of Student Affairs Organisations), this program offers the chance to do paid work in Germany during the academic year.

German Language Programs

  • Goethe Institut
    The Goethe Institut has institutions in countries all over the world (including U.S. and Germany), and offers year-round language courses of varied durations(from as short as 2 weeks to semester and year programs) and certification exams Zertifikat Deutsch, Zertifikat Deutsch Plus, Zentrale Mittelstufenpruefung, Zentrale Oberstufenpruefung.
  • School for International Training (SIT)
    Summer and semester study programs offered.
  • WorldLink Education: Deutsche Sprachprogramme in Heidelberg
    Summer and Semester programs at the Academy of German Language in Heidelberg of varied lengths offered for all levels of German. Language examinations and certification (ZD, ZDPlus, MSP, OSP).

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