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A behind – the-scenes look at internships
Bringing people together, making life better and easier for all: Students on internships at Deutsche Telekom work on meaningful projects set to change our world for good.
What can you expect on an internship at Deutsche Telekom?
Whether you are doing your internship voluntarily or for college credit, you will be given in-depth insights into our company as an intern at Deutsche Telekom. You will be working with us on challenging projects focusing on the future of digital, e.g. in the fields of IoT, security testing, and social media.
Forget all the clichés that come to mind when you think of internships: You will be taking responsibility when you work for us. We will never ask you to make coffee, and you will be put to work on challenging projects that will help you to grow as a person and as a professional. You can make your first key contacts in the industry and start to build up your own professional network. We will also pay an attractive wage of €1,538 (last updated: 2018) and offer you the chance to shape the future of digital with us.
What about a full schedule? We offer internships starting at four weeks. After six months, our voluntary interns then head back to their universities. Mandatory internships can last as long as required by study regulations and guidelines. Just go to the tab "Our internships" and choose the version that matches your situation best. What's more, we are the only company that offers the so-called "flexiship." A flexiship is a voluntary internship that lets students put together a flexible working model together with their department.
Responsibility from the start
We are sure that you can make coffee. And use the printer. We don't need to teach you that on your internship. That's why we get you involved in project work. Keen to show your potential? You can. An internship with us means you get your own projects. And this could even develop into a topic for your thesis. We want to help you.
An internship is a great opportunity to gain work experience and to start building up contacts in the professional world. Having a large network of personal contacts is helpful – not only throughout your time with the company, but after your internship, too. And you should definitely use your social networks: You can contact current and former interns via the XING community Praktikum@Telekom.
Remuneration during your internship
No matter whether you are on a mandatory, voluntary or flexible internship – something remains constant: Your remuneration. It is based on your internship duration and is between 800 and 1.538 Euro.
Work experience at a company is a great way to round off your studies. We have mandatory internship placements lasting a minimum of four weeks, up to a maximum of the period stipulated in your conditions of study.
You can also complete a voluntary internship at any stage of your studies. You decide the length of time – we can accommodate you for a minimum of four weeks up to a maximum of six months. If you want to complete an internship while your lectures are still being held, we recommend the flexible internship at Deutsche Telekom.
We provide voluntary internships for a duration of between four weeks and six months for graduates on a gap year wanting to gain valuable work experience before their master’s degree begins. This can also take the form of a flexible internship.