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ESMT's Master in Management program integrates up to two internships into the curriculum.

When completing the mandatory internship, students earn credits towards the Master's degree. It takes place between April and September and has a minimum duration of 12 weeks, but most students choose to do a longer internship of up to six months. ESMT's Career Services team works with MIM students to find the right internship. With guidance from ESMT, students individually apply for the chosen internship positions. Most students find their internships through a combination of engagement with ESMT's partners and open applications to companies of their choice.

Germany is the most popular location for internships; however, students are allowed to do the internship anywhere in the world. Other locations in the past included the Netherlands, Japan, Turkey, Switzerland, France, South Korea, and Kenya.

Many students, especially after returning for the second year of their studies, will take up a working student position of up to 20 hours per week to continue their professional development and gain further practical experience.


Internship examples

  • Adidas working as Digital Analytics & Consumer Insights Intern

  • Allianz working in Investment Management

  • Amazon working in Project Management

  • Bain & Company working as Associate Consultant Intern

  • BASF working as a Procurement Intern

  • Bosch working as a Manufacturing Coordination Intern

  • Daimler working as Venture Architect

  • Deloitte working as Human Capital Consulting Intern

  • EY working in Consulting

  • Kearney working as Summer Trainee

  • McKinsey & Company working as Fellow Intern

  • Mercedes Benz Mobility working in Financial Reporting

  • Microsoft working in Sales

  • Montblanc working in International Retail

  • PwC working in International Project Finance

  • PUMA working as Global Collaboration Intern

  • SAP working as Data Analyst

  • Siemens Energy working as Strategy and Business Development Intern

  • Tesla working in Business Operations

  • Zalando working in Culture, New Work, Diversity & Inclusion


In their own words

The integration of this 6-month internship in the master curriculum at ESMT is the highlight of the whole program. It enabled me to use the knowledge I gained in the business world and it also helped me establish strong networks with top organizations.

Anish Kakroo, master alum

I interned as a research assistant at a management consulting company that develops strategies to enable fair and global sustainable energy access. This is a knowledge hub where everybody is passionate about improving the lives of those in need.

Juan Espana, master alum