Over the years JYM has arranged internships in a wide variety of interest areas, such as marketing, publishing, education, the automotive industry, ecology and the environment, health care, e-commerce, government, foreign service, international trade, economic development and urban planning.
JYM draws upon its many connections in Munich to help full year students find internships. We also partner with Cultural Vistas to facilitate internship placements for full year and second semester students.
Depending on your interests and level of language proficiency, we will determine which process is most appropriate for you.
Please be advised that internships are competitive and cannot be guaranteed. That said, we've been pretty good at helping students obtain internships. Check out our long list of internships to see where students have been placed in recent years!
JYM partners with Cultural Vistas to facilitate internship possibilities during the Second Semester. Please see How to Apply for a Cultural Vistas Internship.
1) JYM partners with Cultural Vistas to facilitate internship possibilities during the Semester Break (Feb-Mar) or during the Second Semester. Please see How to Apply for a Cultural Vistas Internship.
2) JYM is also able to draw upon its many connections in Munich and help full year students find internships during the Semester Break or Second Semester. Some of these have included internships at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, the U.S. Consulate in Munich, the Culture Office of the City of Essen in the Ruhrgebiet, and even the Deutscher Bundestag in Berlin.
We also have special relationships to assist students in these fields:
New in 2017-18! Chemistry students have the opportunity to intern with a research group in the Department of Chemistry at LMU Munich during the 2018 semester break (previous lab experience working under a professor required.
New! A variety of internship opportunities are available with the German/American consulting firm INVENSITY in the areas of technology consulting, business development and human resource management. Students of computer science, electrical engineering, engineering management, business administration, economics, human resource management and pedagogy or of similar courses of studies are encouraged to consider applying for these when openings occur. INVENSITY has offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart and Detroit.
Theater, film and art students have the really great opportunity to become involved with the Rationaltheater - a critically renowned private theater (where Jimi Hendrix played!) that has its roots in the 1968 student movement. Check out its remarkable history and cooperating partners, such as Die Theater-Union and Studiobühne der Theaterwissenschaft at LMU Munich.
Digital design, communication, business/marketing students have a unique opportunity to apply for an internship with Vectorform, a global design and technology firm specializing in emerging digital experiences for some of the world's leading brands.
Watch the video about the Vectorform Munich Office Culture! Please note that this internship opportunity is highly competitive and therefore available to students on the full year program only.
Students of business, finance or accounting may apply for an internship in the Munich office of the global accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly.
Students earn credit for academic work associated with the internship, not for the internship experience alone. In order to receive credit for an internship, students must first sign up for JYG 5890 Overseas Internship (3 credits). They may do so only if this has been approved by their home school advisor as indicated on their Application Form, or if they provide the resident director with documentation that this has been approved by their home school advisor.
Before credit is awarded for the internship, students must submit an Internship Portfolio (PDF) to the JYM resident director by the end of the semester in which the internship occurred.
FAQ Is it possible to have an internship, but not for credit?
Of course! Not everything in life is measured by how many credits you can get for it. Having an internship in Germany can be an incredible experience in its own right, and will certainly stand out on your resume.