What kind of internships are there?
As a student, you can basically do 4 different types of internships: the school internship, the voluntary internship, regular practical days and the specialist internship. With these types of internships, you usually do not receive any payment, but you do get a lot of experience.
Who is doing an internship?
The internship is often required for admission to a course of study or a job, for an examination or for other purposes. In principle, an intern is not an employee in Germany. However, it is possible that an employment relationship referred to as an internship is, contrary to the description, actually an employment contract.
Is an internship contract an employment contract?
A kind of employment contract is also concluded for the internship – the internship contract. In contrast to a regular employment relationship, interns are generally not regarded as employees but as apprentices (Federal Labor Court (BAG) 2 AZR439/64).
How much does an intern cost?
Instead of the minimum wage, many companies opt for an expense allowance as a contribution towards the costs for the intern. This is usually 450 euros per month, but varies depending on the duration and scope of the internship.
How do I register an intern?
If it is a voluntary internship with remuneration, you must always report the intern to the social security system. The same rules apply to the payment of contributions as to employees.
How much do you get as a summer intern?
The holiday job must be paid at least according to the collective agreement. If there is none for an industry, the local wage forms the minimum wage. So the holiday job should definitely bring in 7 euros gross!
What if I get sick during my internship?
For a mandatory internship: Call your school or university and say that you are currently doing an internship but need to call in sick. Call the doctor and ask for an appointment. Get a yellow bill from the doctor. Call the company again and tell them how long you’ve been on sick leave.
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