Step 4: Application

You have found several interesting international internship positions and you now wish to apply.

The application period mainly depends on the country and company you wish to apply to. Please have a close look to the job postings if available.

For countries in Europe you should apply three to six months before your planned starting date. For countries outside Europe the period is six to nine months in advance. This is due to the visa regulations.

Applications are usually submitted in English worldwide. There are some specific features to observe when submitting an application in English.

The following sample applications are intended as a guide in creating an application folder. However, they are only a source of reference. In order to be successful you must take time for each application and adapt it as far as possible to the position in question.

Sample Letters of Application

The CV (curriculum vitae) to be enclosed with an application in the UK differs from a German CV. Generally no photograph is attached. Unlike the American CV, the date of birth is specified.

The template for English applications can also be used in other countries in Europe.

CV for Students

Covering letter for Business Students

Covering letter for Engineering Students

Once you have compiled an application folder with cover letter, CV and mark sheet, you are welcome to arrange a personal appointment to carry out an application folder check. The Career Service will provide you with feedback and tips on improving your documents.

The Career Service and the International Office also offer opportunities for you to attend job application trainings in German or English. You will find the current events in the event calendar or on moodle.