Remote: Eligibility and Guidelines for Students and Recent Graduates

Embark on the Path to Your Ideal Remote Internship

Looking for a Remote internship but not sure if you’re eligible? Piktalent has got you covered! With our expertise in internship arrangements, we assist individuals from all nationalities and backgrounds, ensuring a smooth and successful process.

Prepare yourself for the world of Remote internships with our comprehensive guide. Uncover the eligibility requirements and guidelines, ensuring you’re fully equipped to seize this opportunity.

Basic Internships

for individuals who have yet to commence their university studies

Voluntary Internships

for current students or individuals who are currently enrolled in or have attained a Bachelor's or Master's degree

Mandatory Internships

essential requirement for your university studies

There are three types of remote internships: basic, voluntary, and mandatory. While basic and voluntary internships may offer a salary, it’s important to note that they will be subject to taxes and deductions. In contrast, the salary for a mandatory internship will be net, meaning it will be received without tax deductions.

Moreover, it is required for companies to provide a wage that meets the minimum requirements. The minimum wage for remote workers can vary significantly based on factors such as location and industry. However, the minimum wage can go from $10 (9,28€) to $35 (32,48€) per hour. While mandatory internships may not provide compensation or offer a reduced salary.

Eligibility Requirements for Remote Internships

To be eligible for an internship in Germany, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years.
  • You should be currently enrolled in an educational institution or have recently graduated from one.
  • You must be available to commit to the internship’s duration and work hours.
  • You must have digital tools, communication platforms and should have access to reliable internet connection and appropriate hardware.
For EU citizens participating in a remote internship: 
To participate in a mandatory internship, it is typically required to provide a training agreement obtained from your educational institution. This agreement, should be signed and stamped by all parties involved. The specific requirements may vary depending on the company you are applying to.

To participate in a voluntary internship, you typically need to secure a placement with a company that offers at least minimum wage. Once you have found a suitable opportunity, you will need to obtain a letter of acceptance from the company confirming your internship position.

Navigating the process can be more complex for non-EU citizens, but rest assured, we’re here to provide comprehensive guidance every step of the way.

Explore our dedicated section in the right column for comprehensive information on the required documentation for students and employees participating in a Remote internship.

Remote Student visas

Internship regulations for national and foreigner

Remote Working Visas

Job regulations for foreigners

Guidelines for Remote Internships

Here are some tips to assist you in discovering and securing a Remote internship opportunity:

Initiate your search well in advance: We recommend initiating your search for an internship at least six months prior to your intended start date.

  1. Use online resources: Piktalent and job portals are a great ways to find internship opportunities.
  2. Network: Participate in job fairs and networking events to establish valuable connections and engage with potential employers.
  3. Get your application ready: Include a cover letter, CV, and relevant certifications or diplomas in your application.
  4. Exercise patience: The application process for remote internships may require some time and patience, so it’s important to be prepared for a potential waiting period.

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Fully Remote Internships

conducted entirely online. Interns complete their work tasks from home or another remote location, and meetings and communications are conducted through digital platforms

Hybrid Internships

combine remote work with occasional in-person activities, such as team meetings or training sessions

Flexible Internships

these internships provide the intern with the freedom to choose between remote work and in-person work, based on their preferences and circumstances

Remote Considerations

When engaging in a Remote internship, it’s crucial to acknowledge and honor the diverse norms and practices of each individual. Here are a few key considerations to bear in mind:

Time zones

Be aware of the time differences between team members and schedule meetings or tasks accordingly to accommodate everyone's availability.


Be patient, use clear and concise language, and provide additional support if needed to ensure effective communication.

Holidays and

Respect and be aware of important holidays and cultural observances in different regions to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Piktalent Services for Remote

We can provide a range of services to make the internship experience unforgettable.

Frequently Asked Questions

A remote internship is a work experience program where the intern does not physically work at the company’s location but completes tasks and responsibilities from a remote location, usually their home, through digital means.

Remote internships offer a lot of flexibility, which can be especially beneficial for students balancing their internships with studies. They also provide experience with remote work, an increasingly valuable skill in the modern workforce. Plus, they can provide opportunities to work with organizations that would be otherwise inaccessible due to geographical restrictions.

At the minimum, you will need a computer and a reliable internet connection. Depending on the internship, you may also need specific software related to your tasks. Many companies use tools like Slack for communication, Trello for project management, and Google Workspace for collaboration.

The structure of a remote internship can vary by company and role, but they often involve specific tasks or projects that the intern can complete independently. Communication with the team and supervisors is typically maintained through emails, messaging platforms, and video meetings. Regular check-ins are often scheduled to provide guidance and feedback.

Popular industries for remote internships include:

  1. Business
  2. Design
  3. Engineering
  4. IT
  5. Hospitality
  6. Education
  7. Marketing
  8. Tourism
  9. Fashion Design
  10. Architecture

Remote internships can vary in terms of compensation. Some remote internships may offer a stipend or salary, while others may be unpaid. The specific payment arrangement for a remote internship is typically determined by the company or organization offering the internship. It is important to carefully review the internship details and communicate with the internship provider to understand the compensation structure before committing to a remote internship.

The duration of remote internships can vary depending on the specific program or organization offering them. Some remote internships may last for a few weeks, while others can span several months. It is best to check with the program or organization directly to determine the exact duration of their remote internship opportunities.

Our internship program provides extensive support from start to finish. We go beyond the basics by offering additional services like helping with visa applications, aiding in finding suitable accommodation, and providing ongoing support throughout the entire placement.

The need for a visa for a remote internship depends on various factors, such as your nationality, the country where the internship is based, and the duration of the internship. It is advisable to check the specific visa requirements of the country where the internship is located, as well as consult with relevant immigration authorities or the organization offering the internship, to determine whether a visa is necessary in your specific case.

The language requirements for a remote internship can vary depending on the specific internship program and the nature of the work involved. In some cases, fluency or proficiency in a particular language may be required if the internship involves communication or collaboration with individuals or clients who primarily speak that language. However, many remote internships may not have specific language requirements, particularly if the work is conducted in a predominantly English-speaking environment.

It’s important to carefully review the internship description or consult with the organization offering the internship to determine if there are any language requirements. If you’re unsure, you can always reach out to the internship provider directly to inquire about their language expectations for remote interns.

Yes, remote internships can provide just as much value as traditional in-person internships. They offer real-world experience, skill development, and networking opportunities, all of which are valuable in the job market. In fact, the experience of working remotely can be an additional asset, as more and more companies are embracing remote work.

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