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International MINTernship Program: US Students at KIT

Three students of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte, who passed a research internship at KIT under the MINTernship Program, were bid farewell at the Karlsruhe Office of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Gruppenfoto der MINTernship-Abschlussveranstaltung (Foto: Jörn Pelzer, IHK)
(Photo: Jörn Pelzer, IHK)

The students had passed an internship of two months at the institutes affiliated to the KIT Energy Center. Now, they presented the results of their research projects at KIT during a closing event to which they were welcomed by Professor Hans-Peter Mengele, Director of the Karlsruhe Office of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).

n recognition of their achievements, Professor Andreas Wagner, Head of the KIT Building Science Group (fbta), handed over certificates of participation in the MINTernship Program. Sonja Waldherr-Rummel, international vocational training officer of IHK Karlsruhe, said: “The insights you take along are certainly worth many stories. This period will be the start of a very constructive and long partnership with your new contacts wherever your career will take you.”

Within the framework of the international MINTernship-Program, students from English-speaking countries can pass internships of up to six months at companies in Baden-Württemberg or research internships at KIT. In addition, they are given the opportunity to attend an accompanying program consisting of a German course, seminars, and excursions and visits of companies.

Under the same program, eleven students of KIT are currently participating in a research internship for six months at the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center of UNC Charlotte. The internships are funded by the Reinhard-Frank Foundation via the KIT Foundation.


rk, 28.07.2017