• Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA; 3.0 cumulative GPA in German language coursework
• Language Pre-requisite: Fifth Semester German
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only.


Business, chemistry, computer science, communication arts, economics, engineering, German, information systems, journalism, math, physics, political science and social work.

Classroom Language



Housing is not provided by the program. Students will need to find their own housing, but SSG will provide students with housing listings and resources to help them in their search.

Program Duration

Summer: eight weeks, program dates are specific to each placement
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Germany, Multiple
SSG Internships in Germany

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Co-sponsored by UW-Madison's International Internships program and International Academic Programs, this international internship opportunity offered by the Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft e.V. offers students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the global workplace through a professional internship experience in Germany.

The Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft e.V. is the oldest German-American friendship organization in Germany, founded in 1948, and the organization is actively involved in promoting Transatlantic relations through many collaborations including the biggest initiative, the USA interns program. This program connects motivated students and their universities with host employers, media, partners, sponsors and other contacts throughout Germany and the US (no other countries). The program was founded ten years ago and since 1999 has provided approximately 470 academic internship placements to students from the US and Germany.

The interns program places students in internships throughout the state of Hessen in Germany. Hessen includes the cities of Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Kassel, Darmstadt and Offenbach. The majority of internship placements tend to be related to Business and Economics, but there are also placements related to engineering, natural sciences, medicine, computer sciences and German language. Past placements have been at Accenture, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, Berlitz Deutschland, BMW, Business Week, DAAD, Deutsche Bank, Lufthansa Technik, Scheunemann PR Consulting, Siemens and Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland. Both paid and unpaid placements are available. You can indicate the type of placement you are looking for when you complete the SSG application form.