The Institute of Computer and Network Engineering (IDA) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig has hosted many successful internships for undergraduate and graduate students from some of the leading universities in several European countries, as well as the USA, South America, China, and India. As such, we receive a high volume of applications each year.
Therefore, in order to be considered for an international internship at IDA, please consult this page carefully for the required application guidelines.
The required qualifications will vary from project to project, but often include:
To improve the chances of your application being reviewed, please focus and tailor your application to the research interests of our institute, and remove references to HTML/PHP/CGI web development, database work, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc.
To accelerate the selection process, we ask all applicants to elaborate on recent projects and work with concrete examples and references, when available. Documents to be submitted include:
In order to ensure that your application is considered, the following application procedure must be followed. Incomplete applications, applicants not following these guidelines, or blind emails to professors or staff members will not be considered.
In general, applicants are expected to provide their own financial support for the trip to Germany, as well as for the duration of the stay. Typical living costs in Braunschweig are approximately 550 Euros per month. Applicants are also responsible for securing a visa for the duration of the internship, as well as securing their own accommodations. This is typically done with the assistance of internship programs such as DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering, available to students from the USA, Canada, and the UK), DAAD WISE (Working Internships in Science and Engineering, available to students from India), and IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, available to students from all countries), along with the help of the International Office at the Technische Universität Braunschweig.
Note that the following application guidelines do not fully apply for some programs listed above (e.g. IAESTE). Please make sure that you follow the exact guidelines of your chosen program.
If you have satisfied the requirements and submitted all necessary material, we will contact you after reviewing your application. Follow-up emails are not necessary, and you should not contact the institute by phone. Good luck!
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