Live, Work & Travel in Germany

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Bundestag Internship Program - A fully funded fellowship for an academic year during which participants spend one semester studying at the Humboldt University in Berlin and one semester as an intern in the office of a member of the German Parliament. Internships are available to some Europeans, Israelis and Americans.

Young Germany - Career services, information and insider tips for your life in Germany.

120 Hour Online TEFL Course

 

Employment in Germany

Employers, Agencies & Placement Services

Au-Pair Agency Anette B. Wandres - Live in Germany as an au pair.

Aupair Worldwide - An international German Aupair Agency placing foreign girls and boys as au pairs all over Germany. Free registration for au pairs.

Europa Park - Theme park with 1,860 seasonal employees. Though the site is in several languages including English the employment pages are in German only. Their clientele is predominantly German, French and Swiss so an ability to communicate to these nationalities in their own language would be an advantage.

Fiddlers Irish Pub Bonn - There is now some recruitment information given here and as the catchy song that used to be on the website suggested 'whether you sing or pull a point you'll always have a job as wherever you go around the world you'll find an Irish pub.'

PerfectPartners - Au pair agency.

Employment Resources for Finding Work in Germany

Advice & Useful Sites for Finding Work

Ada Abroad: Living and Working in Germany - An (now defunct) online journal recording two years spent as a Fulbright/Pedagogical Exchange Service Teaching Assistant at secondary schools in Germany.

Munich Found Online - Travel and job information in Munich is available at  We found TEFL and childcare jobs posted when we last looked.

Young Germany - Career services, information and insider tips for your life in Germany.

Gap Year & Voluntary Work in Germany

Unpaid Positions & Adventure

Bundestag Internship Program - A fully funded fellowship for an academic year during which participants spend one semester studying at the Humboldt University in Berlin and one semester as an intern in the office of a member of the German Parliament. Internships are available to some Europeans, Israelis and Americans.

Englishhausen - Native English speakers are invited to help Englischhausen create an English speaking only village in Germany where German professionals are able to improve their English listening, understanding and conversational proficiency. Volunteers have one task only: to talk, and keep talking, in English only.

IBG - German workcamps.

Open Houses Network - Though there are other projects, for most the Castle Camps programme will be the highlight. The work will involve lifting, gardening, digging and other manual tasks. The camps run for two weeks from June to September.

Working Holidays - Jobs available all the year round in Germany. Enjoy life in the country, on farms or in country hotels, living with the family, looking after children and/or horses, farm animals. The project Happy Hands is suitable for gap year students from England, and all students from EU countries wishing to perfect their knowledge of the German language and help the families. However they do not accept unemployed people receiving unemployment benefits or stays for less than two months. Preferably 3-6 months is ideal. Accomodation, meals and pocket money provided.

WWOOF Germany - Explore Germany on the cheap by working on organic farms and projects around the country.

Living in Germany

Real Estate and Resources for Staying Long Term

Germany Health Insurance System - A site for visitors and students who need more information about German health insurance.

How to Germany - An information resource for expatriates in Germany:

The German Way - Daily life and customs in German speaking Europe.

Travelling in Germany

Accommodation & Getting Around

Deutsche Bahn - German Railways.

Germany Online - Lots of useful information for travellers and students provided by the German Embassy and the German Information Center.

Germany Travel - Online Germany travel guide including hotels, museums, shopping, nightlife, where to eat, transportation, real estate and German courses.

Koeln.de - Tourist information for Cologne.

KolmTourismus - Official tourist guide to Cologne.

Lufthansa

Munich Airport

Munich Tourist Office

Other Useful German Websites

Culture, News...

The Berlin Wall 1961-1989

Fireball - Search engine.

German Embassy, London

German Language Course - Cactus Language offers a wide range of destinations to take up German Language Courses in Germany. Courses are available for all levels and all ages.

German News Magazine - Quarterly guide to travel in Germany.

German Resources - From German universities, German schools, German art, German culture to travel and tourism.

The Goethe Institut - A worldwide, non-profit, organization promoting the German language and culture. There are 135 Goethe-Institutes in 76 countries.

The Local - Germany's news in English.

RTL Deutschland - TV station. In German.

Studying in Germany - An information website created by and for international students in Germany.

TANDEM Munich - German language courses in Munich.

94,3 r.s.2 - Berlin radio station.