Internships


Over the years JYM has helped arrange 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.

Process for Academic Year Students

For academic year students, JYM draws upon its many connections in Munich to help students find internships, and we also partner with Cultural Vistas to facilitate internship placements if the student has a highly specialized area of interest, such as engineering or science. Please be advised that internships are competitive. JYM students are competing with other university students in Munich for internships. Regardless of our best efforts - either by working with the JYM Resident Director or with Cultural Vistas, internships cannot be guaranteed.

When students apply to JYM they may indicate on the online application form that they are interested in an internship. Based on the information students provide online as part of the JYM Application for Admission process, JYM will either recommend that they work with the JYM Resident Director during the first semester in Munich to identify an internship that matches their interest (a process most students prefer), or - in the case of science and engineering students - we will forward the student's information to Cultural Vistas who will follow up with the student via email regarding their internship application process, which will include additional information as well as a telephone interview in German. Depending on the information provided on the questionnaire, JYM will determine which process is most appropriate for you.

Process for Second Semester Students

When students apply to JYM they may indicate on the online application form that they are interested in an internship. Based on the information students provide as part of the JYM Application for Admission process, we will forward the student's information to Cultural Vistas who will follow up with the student via email regarding their internship application process, which will include additional information as well as a telephone interview in German. Please be advised that internships are competitive. JYM students are competing with other university students in Munich for internships. Regardless of our best efforts, internships cannot be guaranteed.

Credit for Internships

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.