Internships


Summer Program

AiB TAMU Professional Field Study & Research Program (Extension to German Language & Culture Summer Program)

Program Description
The 2022 AiB Professional Field Study & Research Program offers you a multi-faceted international learning experience in a professional context. Your engagement and learning experience builds on three pillars:
• a client-oriented field studies/research project
• career development instruction
• personal mentoring
You will gain confidence in professional interactions in Germany, acquire contextual knowledge about the business world in Germany, and you are supported in your personal development through guided reflection and mentoring processes.

Internship Dates: July 1 – July 29, 2022
Internship Costs: US$1,800.00

AiB Contact: Carolin Wübbelt (Senior Academic Manager) – cw@aib-bonn.org

More information

Format: 4 weeks of field studies & research, subsequent to the German Language and Culture Summer Program

Pre-Requisite: Successful participation in the German Language & Culture Summer Program at AiB
OR
Direct enrollment under special circumstances if you have not taken German 1 and 2

Credits: The AiB Career Development Course counts toward the 3-credit-hour INTS 484 Directed Internship Course

Internship Dates: July 1 – July 29, 2022

Internship Costs: US$1,800.00

Included AiB Services:
• Accommodation in AiB Homestay
• Public-transportation pass in Bonn
• Project placement
• International Professional Career Development Course

Program Structure:
• 4 days per week: time in internship company and individual research work
• 1 days per week: classroom instruction, research support, guest speakers

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE

The AiB Field Study & Research Program includes an International Professional Career Development course. This course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills that help you interact successfully in your working environment.

The course contextualizes the experiences you gain throughout the program, and offers relevant information, reflection, and support on:
• the work environment in Germany
• cultural specifics of the German business world
• the frameworks of the German social and economic system: the German “Soziale Marktwirtschaft” (welfare state & market economy)
• introduction to intercultural communication at the workplace
• a guided reflection process in which participants define for themselves core values, goals, competencies, and strategies
• a personal reflection progress journal

You will achieve 3 credit hours for the course INTS 484 Directed Internship.

 

PROGRAM GOALS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Guided Field Study & Research Project
The professional field study component, organized and mentored by AiB, provides you with first-hand experiences in the German professional context and with your employer-specific professional research project. This project is intended to help you:

1. Receive relevant and challenging international experience that you can add to your resume.
2. Become more familiar with and exposed to the professional and cultural environment of Germany.
3. Make potentially valuable international professional contacts and connections that can lead to future benefits and opportunities.

At the beginning of the program, each student is provided with their specific research project by their respective field studies provider. Supported by your client organization, you will produce a field studies & research report on your specific topic, which you present to your employer and AiB staff at the end of the program.

Over the course of the program, you will gather, analyze, and complete relevant information and data on your respective research project in collaboration with your project provider and will experience the work environment in general. Such information is gathered in during your time with the client organization, online research, or observations on-site.

Personal Mentoring
AiB staff regularly meets with all participants to check up on their project progress, discuss challenges, define workflows, and assist with problem-solving strategies.

Guided Personal Reflections
Participants engage in guided reflection exercises and processes, dealing with their personal development, goal setting, personal values, personal purpose, and career future.

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, you:

are able to interact successfully in the German business context.
have gained insight into the structures of German business processes.
have acquired knowledge of fundamental business German vocabulary and idioms.
have gained an understanding of the principles of the German economic and social systems.
have built elementary intercultural competencies, applicable to the international workplace.
have attained an increased sensitivity towards cultural differences in the workplace.
have developed insights into your personal values, professional aspirations, and professional development goals.
have increased your ability to adapt and adjust to varying professional environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS, DEADLINES & PAYMENT
Step 1: Submit application documents by February 16, 2022:

English CV/Professional Resumé
Motivation letter, considering the following questions:
  – Why would you like to intern abroad? What is your personal and professional motivation?
  – What do you want to learn?
  – What fields of work interest you? What do you see yourself pursuing after graduation?
Basic German language skills (fulfilled by successful participation in German Immersion Summer Program)

Please send your application to Carolin Wübbelt, cw@aib-bonn.org, in one pdf-file.

Step 2: Down payment to AiB (due Wednesday, March 16)

US$500.00 after internship program acceptance by AiB
Paid via PayPal or domestic wire transfer (details will be provided)

Step 3: Personal interview with AiB Field Studies Manager via Zoom (March/April)

Step 4: Final payment to AiB (due May 15)
US$1,300.00 remaining amount

Step 5: Field Studies Placement & On-Site/Virtual Introductory Visit (June)

For more information and application, please contact:
Academy for International Education (AiB)
Carolin Wübbelt
Senior Academic Manager
Email: cw@aib-bonn.org

Summer Program

AiB Lafayette College Professional Field Study & Research Program (Extension to German Language & Culture Summer Program)

Program Description
The 2022 AiB Professional Field Study & Research Program offers you a multi-faceted international learning experience in a professional context. Your engagement and learning experience builds on three pillars:
• a client-oriented field studies/research project
• career development instruction
• personal mentoring
You will gain confidence in professional interactions in Germany, acquire contextual knowledge about the business world in Germany, and you are supported in your personal development through guided reflection and mentoring processes.

 

Program Ouline
Format: 4 weeks of field studies & research, subsequent to the German Immersion Summer Program
Pre-Requisite: Successful participation in the German Immersion Summer Program at AiB
Credits: The AiB Career Development Course counts toward the 3-credit-hour INTS 484 Directed Internship Course
Internship Dates: July 1 – July 29, 2022
Internship Costs: US$1,800.00
AiB Contact: Carolin Wübbelt (Senior Academic Manager) – cw@aib-bonn.org

More information

Included AiB Services:
• Accommodation in AiB Homestay
• Public-transportation pass in Bonn
• Project placement
• International Professional Career Development Course

Program Structure:
• 4 days per week: time in internship company and individual research work
• 1 days per week: classroom instruction, research support, guest speakers

International Professional Career Development Course
The AiB Field Study & Research Program includes an International Professional Career Development course. This course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills that help you interact successfully in your working environment.

The course contextualizes the experiences you gain throughout the program, and offers relevant information, reflection, and support on:
the work environment in Germany
cultural specifics of the German business world
the frameworks of the German social and economic system: the German “Soziale Marktwirtschaft” (welfare state & market economy)
introduction to intercultural communication at the workplace
a guided reflection process in which participants define for themselves core values, goals, competencies, and strategies
a personal reflection progress journal

You will achieve 3 credit hours for the course INTS 484 Directed Internship.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes
Guided Field Study & Research Project

The professional field study component, organized and mentored by AiB, provides you with first-hand experiences in the German professional context and with your employer-specific professional research project. This project is intended to help you:
1. Receive relevant and challenging international experience that you can add to your resume.
2. Become more familiar with and exposed to the professional and cultural environment of Germany.
3. Make potentially valuable international professional contacts and connections that can lead to future benefits and opportunities.

At the beginning of the program, each student is provided with their specific research project by their respective field studies provider. Supported by your client organization, you will produce a field studies & research report on your specific topic, which you present to your employer and AiB staff at the end of the program.

Over the course of the program, you will gather, analyze, and complete relevant information and data on your respective research project in collaboration with your project provider and will experience the work environment in general. Such information is gathered in during your time with the client organization, online research, or observations on-site.

Personal Mentoring
AiB staff regularly meets with all participants to check up on their project progress, discuss challenges, define workflows, and assist with problem-solving strategies.

Guided Personal Reflections
Participants engage in guided reflection exercises and processes, dealing with their personal development, goal setting, personal values, personal purpose, and career future.

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, you:
are able to interact successfully in the German business context.
have gained insight into the structures of German business processes.
have acquired knowledge of fundamental business German vocabulary and idioms.
have gained an understanding of the principles of the German economic and social systems.
have built elementary intercultural competencies, applicable to the international workplace.
have attained an increased sensitivity towards cultural differences in the workplace.
have developed insights into your personal values, professional aspirations, and professional development goals.
have increased your ability to adapt and adjust to varying professional environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS, DEADLINES & PAYMENT

Step 1: Submit application documents by February 16, 2022:
English CV/Professional Resumé
Motivation letter, considering the following questions:
  – Why would you like to intern abroad? What is your personal and professional motivation?
  – What do you want to learn?
  – What fields of work interest you? What do you see yourself pursuing after graduation?
Basic German language skills (fulfilled by successful participation in German Immersion Summer Program)

Please send your application to Carolin Wübbelt, cw@aib-bonn.org, in one pdf-file.

Step 2: Down payment to AiB (due Wednesday, March 16)
US$500.00 after internship program acceptance by AiB
Paid via PayPal or domestic wire transfer (details will be provided)

Step 3: Personal interview with AiB Field Studies Manager via Zoom (March/April)

Step 4: Final payment to AiB (due May 15)
US$1,300.00 remaining amount

Step 5: Field Studies Placement & On-Site/Virtual Introductory Visit (June)

For more information and application, please contact:
Academy for International Education (AiB)
Carolin Wübbelt
Senior Academic Manager
Email: cw@aib-bonn.org

 

Summer Program

AiB Lafayette College Engineering Internship (extension to the AiB Lafayette College Engineering spring program)

Term: Summer
In Cooperation with: Lafayette College & Institute for Education and Social Innovation (ibugi)
AiB arranges for internship possibilities in various job fields in the Cologne-Bonn region, Germany. Possible fields range from German businesses, scientific partners, and political and cultural institutions, to international NGOs with a focus on:
  • Engineering (electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental)
  • Science (Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry)
  • Communication / Globalization
  • Sustainability / Fair Trade / Development Cooperation
  • Digitalization / Innovation / Cyber Security
  • Entrepreneurship / Customer Relations
  • Education, and more upon request, specific interests of the student and availability of internship.
 First choice of the internship interest is not guaranteed.
AiB Contact: Carolin Wübbelt (Senior Academic Manager) – cw@aib-bonn.org

More information

Courses: 

International Professional Career Development Course
The Engineering Internship Program includes the International Professional Career Development course. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills that help them interact successfully in their working environment. The course builds on the students’ first-hand experience in their internship and provides models for critical reflection as well as self-assessment. Furthermore, the course provides the students with basic business German and knowledge of the German labor and educational system.
In addition, through practical exercises and activities the course introduces students to basic concepts from the field of intercultural communication that are relevant in and applicable to the students study abroad situation, such as:
  • culture shock & cultural adjustment
  • communication styles
  • non-verbal communication

 

Program Goals & Learning Oucomes:

Students participating in this program have the opportunity to:
  • gain insight into daily operations, market-position, customer relations, future perspectives, and challenges of companies/organizations in Germany/ Europe,
  • improve analytical and critical thinking skills,
  • enhance their ability to transfer theoretical knowledge into practical work tasks,
  • expand their ability to work independently,
  • identify problems and develop suitable alternative options for action,
  • increase German language and communication skills,
  • improve their personal competences and intercultural skills
Students participating in this program receive:
  • a certificate for the successful completion of an international internship by the internship organization/company and by AIB, that can be added to the professional resume
  • valuable network opportunities for international career development in future

 

Program Outline:

Format: 8-week internship extension of Spring Semester Program
Pre-Requisite: Successful participation in the preceding Lafayette Engineering Semester Program at AIB. As part of it: Successful completion of a *for-credit* German Language class in this program.
Internship Dates: TBA
Internship Program Costs:  TBA

 

Application Process, Deadline and Payment:

Step 1: Submit application documents by November 15, 2021
  • English CV (please use CV template)
  • Motivation letter (please use Personal Motivation letter guidelines)
  • Most recent transcript of records
  • Basic German language skills (fulfilled by successful participation in German class during Lafayette Engineering Spring Semester Program in Bonn)
Please sent by e-mail to the AiB contact above; one pdf-file.
Step 2: Down payment to AiB (December)
  • $ 500 after internship program acceptance by AIB
  • Payed by Paypal, check or domestic wire transfer (details will be provided).
Step 3: Personal interview with AIB Internship coordinator in Bonn (January 2022)
Step 4: Final payment to AIB (due March 15, 2022)
  • remaining amount       
Step 5: Internship Placement & On-Site Introductory Visit

 

Accommodation:

Host family