Agricultural and horticultural placements are available in Germany.
While the most enticing course title may be 'German and Beer' other courses available include studying the language for journalism, law, tourism and combined with skiing. There is also the chance to take up an internship in Berlin.
Association for International Practical Training
As part of the IASTE USA programme, wannabe engineers can travel to Frankfurt, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Munich during a ten day exploration of German engineering, corporate culture, and academic structure.
High school summer, semester and academic year programmes.
British Council English Language Assistant Programme
Approximately 2000 English language assistants go abroad every year under this programme administered by the British Council. They are usually either undergraduates required to spend the third year of their language degree course abroad or recent graduates in languages or other disciplines. They spend an academic year teaching in a school, working either with the class teacher or on their own with smaller groups. Exact duties vary from post to post, but their main role is to develop their students' confidence and competence in understanding and speaking English.
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
Conservation working holidays.
Learn German in one of several locations across the country.
Caledonia Languages Abroad
Learn German in Berlin or within the small town, lakeside serenity of Radofzell.
American citizens and permanent residents can take part in several work and study programmes of varying length in Germany. Young professionals can take part in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, a full year work study scholarship programme with a strong focus on cultural exchange. The CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany, begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany, four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five month internship in the participant’s career field.
Internships in Germany.
English Language Teaching Assistant Program
ELTAP offers individuals, who are fluent in spoken English and willing to help people in another country learn English, the opportunity to volunteer as an English language teaching assistant in Germany.
German language courses and homestays.
European Space Agency
Young Graduate Trainee placements to the European Space Operations Centre in Germany. The scheme is open to recently qualified young men and women who are nationals of one of the 15 ESA member states (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK) or Canada as a cooperating state.
Euro Practice Corps
Offers paid work placements, internships and language courses in Germany, though at the time of writing not a German sausage was available.
Au pair placements to Germany.
Internship placements in a variety of industries.
An Australian organisation that places volunteers around the world including to Germany. Non Australians welcome to apply.
Languages Courses Abroad
LCA offer many and varied locations in which to learn German. All their German schools offer a varied cultural and activities programme, from Bavarian beer halls to the Black Forest.
The MAST Experience Abroad programme, from the University of Minnesota provides qualified individuals the opportunity to travel to Germany to gain practical hands on experience in agriculture, horticulture, agribusiness, forestry or related areas. This cross cultural experience living and working in another country helps young people develop a global perspective and a broader understanding of the world. Over 6000 trainees from more than 65 countries have participated in the MAST International programme. Applicants should be aged 18 to 30.
A Christian organisation, Operation Mobilisation works in more than 100 countries, motivating and equipping people to share God’s love with people all over the world.
Time for God
TFG has over 40 years experience of providing volunteer work opportunities to people of all ages. Working with local partner organisations they send volunteers to Germany.
Twin Training & Travel
Unpaid internships in and around Frankfurt and Bremen. The internships can be in marketing, law, sales, sports, social work, media and many other industries. Participants must be citizens of the European Union, United States of America, Switzerland, Japan or Australia.
UNA Exchange promotes and supports international understanding, cultural exchange and community development whilst at the same time enabling volunteers’ personal growth & development.
Volunteer Action for Peace
A UK based charity organisation which works towards creating and preserving international peace, justice and human solidarity for people and their communities. Typically the work will involve either social work with the elderly, disabled or teenagers or renovation work.
Volunteers for Peace
An American international volunteer organisation that sometimes has placements to Germany.
Explore Germany on the cheap by working on organic farms and projects around the country.