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Internships for Lüneburg, Germany

Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, internship placements requiring in-person contact with vulnerable populations abroad, including children, the elderly, and those with compromised health, will be limited and may not available due to local Covid protocols during the Spring 2022 semester. If you have questions related to this policy, please contact internship@usac.edu.

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of Germany.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

Internships in Lüneburg require six semesters of college German unless otherwise noted.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Business

Engineering

English-Language Instruction

Business

A business association representing 65,000 member companies and their political, economic, and administrative interests by advising on relevant economic matters, offering support and professional education opportunities, and serving as a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in research regarding trade relations
  • Contribute to written reports
  • Participate in forums and presentations
  • Gain insight into different types of German businesses, legal structures, business standards, customs, and norms

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college German

Formats/Terms:

  • In-Person: Semester

Engineering

A tech center and manufacturing company producing adhesives, sealants, and other specialty chemical products used in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses and products.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist engineers and get to know the entire value chain from raw material to adhesive
  • Work with raw materials and gain knowledge about different types (i.e. waxes, polymers)
  • Assist in taking specific measurements,
  • Produce a TPHMA/lab scale and determine physical properties to characterize TPHMA (R&B softening point, viscosity, bonding performances, open and setting time, SAFT/PAFT values)

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college German

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Engineering

A theoretical and experimental research lab that collaborates with national and international universities, research institutions, and companies in projects focusing on the fundamentals and applications of control systems.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Modeling and control of Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) focusing on Sliding Mode Control and Model Predictive Control.
  • Kalman Filter Using Wavelet Packets to obtain observations combining time and frequency information to identify states and parameters of technical systems such as Electrical Machines, Metal-Polymer Soft Actuators, Hydraulic Systems.
  • Modelling, identification and control of thermal systems (Peltiers cells) focusing on Inverted Pendulum, Tank Systems, Segway and different electrical motors interfaced with dedicated hardware and software.
  • Using Matlab/Simulink to simulate different technical processes

Requirements

  • Experience with MatLab, Simulink, Python, or Octave required
  • Knowledge of Control Systems and System Theory Identification

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

English-Language Instruction

Public high schools located throughout Lüneburg that offer academic and vocational training and certifications.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Shadowing English teachers and assisting in classroom instruction
  • Lead lessons in English and other content areas such as math, geography, etc.
  • Develop an understanding of the cultural as well as structural differences in education, teaching methods, lesson planning, etc.

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college German

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open (Nov. 1 deadline)

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students

Instruction

English | German

Passport & Visa

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