The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service is a private, publicly funded, self governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD promotes international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility programs primarily for students and faculty, but also for administrators and others in the higher education realm. 

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 67,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world. You can find more information here


The Internship Program is an option for students interested in hands-on research opportunities at a German university of applied sciences.  Internships offered by UAS7 member faculty allow IP participants to work alongside teams in our campus research laboratories and institutes.  In most cases academic credit can be issued for successfully completed internships upon request; appropriate documentation can also be provided for interns seeking co-op rather than academic credit at their home institutions.

Applicants must rank 1-3 projects for which they are interested in being considered.  Ranking more than one project increases the chances of acceptance, but applicants should only rank projects for which they feel they meet the specified qualifications. 


No language is required although German is preferred. 


Interns will be responsible for finding housing, but the Program Manager and host office will provide assistance.   


  • Travel, Housing, and Living Expenses: $5000 - $7000
  • University of Utah Tuition
  • Academic Fee: $300



International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Jean Oh to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.