The employer is not obliged to register with the Joint Social Security Organization (SSCC) or pay dues for students who do an internship (paid or otherwise): the employer is not obliged to pay the minimum wage if an internship only involves the employment of a worker, i.e. there is no work done by the trainee and that there is only work done by the trainee. Schools and universities are increasingly hosting training courses (internships) in their teaching programmes. It allows students to discover professional work environments and gain their first professional experience. The work done during an internship is essentially pedagogical. EUROPEAN CITIZENS For European citizens, it is really easy to do an internship in Germany.To a compulsory internship that you need to present a training contract by an educational institution signed and stamped by all parties. To learn more about the training agreement, click here. To do a voluntary internship, all you need to do is find the intermediation that offers you a minimum wage, receive a letter of acceptance from the company and prove that you have sufficient resources to cover your stay (670 euros per month, given the salary you will receive). FOR NON-EU CITIZENS If you are not a citizen of the EU, your internship must be approved by the Central Centre for Foreign and Specialty Placement (ZAV). Students who are required to do an internship for less than one year as part of a training or higher education course residing in the UK are not entitled to the national minimum wage. An employer wishing to host an intern must take out an internship contract or an internship contract (regulated internship). It is the employer`s concern that the trainee is insured by accident insurance. To this end, he can refer to the internship contract proposed by the foreign educational institution or ask the trainee to contact the relevant body of his country of origin to obtain a certificate certifying that it is insured by accident insurance.
The main difference is that, in basic and voluntary internships, your salary (if it exists) will be “gross” (taxes applicable and deducted) and will be net in your compulsory internship. The main difference is also that the company must offer a minimum wage of 8.84 euros per hour for basic internships and voluntary internships (extra-curricular) and, for compulsory internships (curricular) unpaid or with a salaray below the minimum wage. Contracted or compulsory internships are imposed by an educational institution and are documented by an internship contract countersigned by the educational institution. The employer and the trainee can also sign an internship contract that imposes the conditions of the internship in the host company. Voluntary internships are not regulated by an educational institution.