Internships and placements abroad

Gain work experience, immerse yourself in other cultures

Doing an internship or placement abroad lets you apply your specialist knowledge. You get to know a profession and can gain valuable work experience. At the same time, you have the opportunity to experience a new working culture and learn a foreign language.

One way to spend time abroad is to do an internship at a company. Medical students can spend their practical year (PJ) or do their clinical practice abroad (German). Working as an assistant teacher abroad (German) offers exciting opportunities for those studying for a teaching degree. Another option for spending time abroad is working on a research project which counts towards your final thesis (German).

Unfortunately, FAU is not able to organise a placement abroad for you. We are, however, happy to help support you in preparing and organising (German) your stay abroad. Advice on looking for a traineeship (German) and selected traineeship positions (German) can be found on our website. FAU offers financial support (German) for a traineeship abroad, e.g. via the Erasmus+ traineeship programme. Take the time to browse through some of the reports from FAU students (German) who have successfully completed an internship or placement abroad, either in Europe or elsewhere in the world.