Information for hosting TUHH departments & supervisors
Please, be aware that interns cannot be enrolled as exchange students. Departments, who accept foreign students for an internship have to register them as a guest. The hosting department is are in charge of taking care of its interns for organisational questions and administration. Further information on student internships at TUHH aas well as the registration at TUHH as a guest is online. The hosting departments can aquire information on required insurance coverage through TUHHs HR department.
Please, be aware that there is a binding minimum wage regulation for interns in Germany. Student interns on a voluntary internship that lasts longer than 3 months will have to be paid the national minimum wage of 9,19€/hour. If the internship is obligatory within your current course of studies at your home university, or if it is less than 3 month, the minimum wage does not apply. (German text of minimum wage regulation applicable to internships.)
Students from non-EU-countries will have to get special VISA permits for their internships. The prospective employer will have to apply on behalf of the prospective intern. The agency in charge is called ZAV (zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit)
Further information for EU- and non-EU-citizens on working & living in Germany (and other EU member states) are provided by EURES- The European Job Mobility Portal.