The Werkstudentenprogramm (=work study program, or WSP) arranges summer job placements in Germany for Canadian university students. Over the past 40 years, hundreds of Canadian students have participated in this program.
The WSP not only allows students to improve their language skills and enjoy the German culture first-hand but also provides them with challenging and rewarding experiences and memories that last a lifetime.
Students need to have a good command of the German language (in the case of engineers or other professional program students, exceptions may be made) and be interested in spending 2-3 months working in Germany in Summer 2014. Most students will work in hotels or restaurants, but some jobs are also available in offices for those who speak better German.
The WSP provides a subsidized but mandatory orientation session for students at the beginning of the summer (May 4-7, 2014), and students receive a travel subsidy upon successful completion of the work term (which must be a minimum of eight weeks). In the past, the travel subsidy has totaled no less than $650.
There are also internship positions available, which pay less (depending on the employer approximately €450-650/month) but offer job-specific training.
For more information see the WSP website.
The WSP is sponsored by the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG), in cooperation with the Zentralstelle Auslands-und Fachvermittlung (ZAV) and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
Application deadline: November 20, 2013
The selection process is competitive and employers choose candidates based on the application materials. Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply.
Submit applications to the Germanic & Slavic Studies Undergraduate Office in ML 219.
Application forms are available at www.cautg.org/wsp.