Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) is one of the largest employers in Saxony (Federal State in the Eastern part of Germany). Beeing both, education institution and employer, it is part of the universities‘ duties to welcome and supervise international (research) interns/ trainees.
TU Dresden is a comprehensive university. It offers a broad spectrum of study courses, pursues various and internationally aligned interests and one elaborate internationalization strategy, which is implemented by a multitude of staff members, institutes and institutions.
Our short list of points of contact shall, therefore, help to find the right person:
Erasmus+ representatives at faculties usually combine this task with their teaching responsibilities. They mainly provide support to TU Dresden students in their search for host organizations abroad and their arrangement of internships.
The Akademische Auslandsamt (International Office) is responsible for bilateral international partnerships on university level and manages study exchange within numerous programs. The office is hence focused on study abroad.
LEOSACHSEN deals with international internships. We akquire and and grant scholarships to students and staff, manage internship exchange programs and welcome and support international interns, who intent to stay at TU Dresden, affiliated institutions or non-educational private and public organizations throughout Saxony.
- We provide information on application procedures at TU Dresden.
- We check your application materials.
- We contact the appropriate department and forward your application document.
- We set up your internship contract.
- We invite you to TU Dresden, if a Professor agrees to host you for an internship. (Visa preparation, if needed)
- We apply for your work permit.
- We support you in the search for accommodation.
- We advise you regarding necessary insurance.
- Voluntary internships usually do not exceed a period of 3 months.
- If mandatory internships shall exceed the 3 months period, a proof of duty must be provided (for example, excerpt from the examination regulations or a written confirmation from the home university).
- During your internship at TU Dresden you will not be enrolled at TU Dresden, therefore, you need not keep to strict application deadlines and procedures, but must provide proof of beeing an international university student. During your internship you will be an TU Dresden employee.
- Alumni can only be accepted exceptionally and only if their examination regulations afford the internship period in order to finish the study course.
- Applicants, who originate from European Union countries should allow LEOSACHSEN and the responsible professor about 2 months to decide on the application. Applications, which do not come forward within this time limit, cannot be processed.
- Applicants from students who originate outside European Union countries should keep to a time limit of 6 months and more to allow adequate decision-making and preparation time, since they usually need to obtain visa and work permit.
Your internship application should be sent by e-mail to the following address:
Your application should contain the following information:
- Course of study
- Major fields of study: (please name 3)
- Fields of interest with regards to the placement: (name up to 3)
- Possible start date: (at the earliest/ at the latest)
- Mandatory? Please name mandatory duration
- Voluntary? Please name your planned duration
- Name the date until when you need a final answer to your application in order to be able to plan further.
Please attach the following documents to your e-mail:
- Letter of motivation with the following content:
- Internship period (possible start dates and desired duration)
- Your interests, if possible, including specific research projects and professors at TU Dresden or its neighboring research institutions
- Your experience from already completed internships
- Certificate of registration
- Transcript of Records
- if available curriculum vitae
Please keep in mind: you most often don’t apply to advertised internships, but based on your unsolicited application, a Professor must be able to assess whether an internship in his/ her department is possible and/or useful. Your information, especially with regards to your field of study, your qualifications and experiences should therefore be significant.