You can do an internship in a company or in a social institution to gain experience in a profession. You will get a specific task or will work on a project – depending on your previous work experience. If you have no experience it might happen that you will only observe how other colleagues work.

The aim of an internship is to make professional contacts and test if you like this job. An internship can be very important for entering the job market and increases your chances to get a job or an “Ausbildung” (vocational training).

If you have any questions about the internship, you can also get advice from a counseling center such as the general career counseling for people under 25 or the general career counseling for people over 25. Below you will find further advice centers that can help you with your internship.

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