IIP Placements in Germany
Note: For students with German language skills, the German Summer Work Program offers internships in Germany that emphasize cultural exchange and language immersion. Sophomores and juniors who are proficient in German may apply. SWP is funded by the Department of German. For more information, please visit the SWP website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The internships listed below do not require German language skills.
Location: TBD, Germany
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists, Honeywell focuses on quality, delivery, value, and technology. Honeywell’s ability to continually improve comes from successfully achieving two tasks at once: productivity and growth. Honeywell's global processes --or enablers--are Honeywell’s core internal business processes that drive efficiency and service quality. Enablers bring products and services to market faster and more cost-effectively for customers. Honeywell has four business units that include aerospace products and services, automation and control solutions, performance materials and technologies, and transportation systems. Honeywell is one of only a handful of companies worldwide capable of making the huge linear program models that are used in the planning of giant petrochemical complexes. The IIP intern will contribute to a course that Honeywell provides to mature students that is called Refining Economics. This course provides understanding of all the following aspects of the oil business that include: Industry & Market Overview, Market Analysis Methodology, Refinery Operations & Economics, Refinery Processes & Operations, Linear Programming & Refinery Planning, Blending Operations & Economics, Supply Economics, Energy Futures, Energy Contracts, Transportation and Capital Investment Analysis. The IIP intern will be responsible for updating course material from a variety of sources and will research new developments in the oil business. The IIP intern may also work on updating training materials related to the software products offered in the general field of mathematical programming, with emphasis on linear and mixed integer programming. This IIP internship is an ideal placement for an IIP candidate with interest in chemical engineering, mathematical programming, and economics. A good knowledge of chemical engineering basics, especially linear or mathematical programming would be an asset. Basic knowledge of German would be helpful but it not required. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Location: Goettingen, Germany
The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization is a research institute for investigations of complex non-equilibrium systems, particularly in physics and biology. Its founding history goes back to Ludwig Prandtl who in 1911 requested a Kaiser Wilhelm Institute to be founded for the investigation of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. As a first step, the Aeronautische Versuchsanstalt (now the DLR) was established in 1915 and then finally the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Flow Research was established in 1924. In 1948 it became part of the Max Planck Society. In 2003 it was renamed to Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-organisation. It is one of 80 institutes in the Max Planck Society (Max Planck Gesellschaft). The institute has four departments conducting research in the following areas: nonlinear dynamics, fluid dynamics, pattern formation, biocomplexity, and dynamics of complex fluids. IIP interns will work on tasks related to the experimental and theoretical projects of the Institute. IIP candidates with interests in physics, biology, math, and natural sciences are encouraged to apply. Four placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: TBD, Germany
TerraCycle is a green business that collects non-recyclable post-consumer waste and transforms it into new eco-friendly products or materials. Terracycle 's goal is to eliminate waste by providing innovative solutions for hard-to-recycle products and packaging waste. TerraCycle's model engages consumers and communities in the collection of a range of waste through programs and then converts this waste into new products. TerraCycle also gives back to the community by making donations per unit of waste collected by non-profits and schools. TerraCycle's Germany office offers a comprehensive internship program with meaningful and substantial work, supervision and performance feedback, and "learning coffees" on TerraCycle topics. The focus of this internship placement will be a Keystone Project, which the intern leads and concludes during the duration of the internship. The Keystone Project is designed to contribute directly to one of TerraCycle's work areas so that the intern gains real experience and know-how through substantial, mission-driven work. In addition, the intern will carry out daily activities as required. Proficiency in German is recommended. French and Italian language skills would be an asset. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. IIP interns will work in the following areas:
- Public Relations: IIP intern tasks will include research of press contact; preparation of press kits, press releases and posters; contacting journalists and pitching a press release; managing the press database; and planning and implementing social media strategies for Facebook and Twitter.
- Account Management: IIP intern tasks will include the preparation of communication to collectors; developing ideas of how to engage collectors to increase collections, and execution of those ideas.; developing ideas of how to engage potential new collectors and execution of those ideas. Customer service: Support with customer service (web based and over the phone); learning about and supporting projects related to the activity of TerraCycle in Germany.
- Business Development: IIP intern tasks will include the research of potential partners; preparing customized presentations for pitching potential partners; preparing cost proposals to be presented to potential clients.
- Logistics: IIP intern tasks will include research tasks to support logistical recycling and support for the search of logistic partners