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hey everybody
my boyfriend is american (studys in freiburg) and had a job interview in a company which want to give him a internship for 3 month now.
they sented him already the contract BUT now the arbeitsamt has to approve it. do you know how hard it get a Yes from them?
its only 3 month but payed...
do we need a approval?
Is it hard to get?

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Old 15.03.2015, 19:59
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hey everybody
my boyfriend is american (studys in freiburg) and had a job interview in a company which want to give him a internship for 3 month now.
they sented him already the contract BUT now the arbeitsamt has to approve it. do you know how hard it get a Yes from them?
its only 3 month but payed...
do we need a approval?
Is it hard to get?

Thank you
If he's already studying in Fribourg then I don't think it'll be too difficult to get approval for the internship. Theoretically he's on the same level as Swiss/EU nationals when it comes to hiring I believe.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...abgaenger.html

Edit: Ah, seeing your other posts, then I suspect the answer will be no. He's not based here so would fall under the non-EU hiring rules I guess which makes it very difficult for him to be hired for just 3 months.
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Re: internship american student

he is american and studys in freiburg germany. so you think no? even the company wants him?
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Re: internship american student

Is an internship considered compulsory for completion of his course in Germany ? If not, it's unlikely to be approved.
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its not required.. do you think if it would be required from the german university than it would be easier?
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Re: internship american student

If the internship is not compulsory then he's unlikely to get approval. That's my understanding.
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Re: internship american student

You might wish to consult this thread on the Amerika-Forum.de, especially today's response at 19:32 from appenzeller:

http://www.amerika-forum.de/threads/...ktikum-schweiz
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Re: internship american student

For non-EU citizens, an internship needs to be a compulsory part of the degree, without which someone will be unable to graduate. This needs to be confirmed in writing by the university.

If this is not the case and the internship is simply a nice-to-have, chances a permit will be granted is close to nil.

What the company wants doesn't matter.
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Re: internship american student

Its required!Therefor we need to know who we have to contact next?
Arbeitsamt?
Immigration Service?
And which formular to fill out...? Has someone experience?
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Old 16.03.2015, 19:30
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its not required..
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Its required!...
Which is it, then, and do you have the requirement in writing?
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Re: internship american student

Yes its required so what Is the next step?Instead of give me a correct answer you don't have to criticize me. Im German And sorry if i don't have the perfect grammar
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Yes its required so what Is the next step?Instead of give me a correct answer you don't have to criticize me. Im German And sorry if i don't have the perfect grammar
It's not a criticism of your grammar, it's asking for clarification. In one post you said it is not required, and in the next you said it is. That's all.

The next step is for the employer to apply for the permit for him. Make sure you have the school's requirement, in writing, for them to include with the application. Keep in mind even with this information there's no guarantee the permit would be approved. He's non-EU so he's not promised a permit here.

It may also be helpful to contact the cantonal migration authorities where he would be living and working, to find out exactly what they would need. As you are German, you'd be in a great position to make the contact in a local language (assuming he'd be in the German-speaking part of Switzerland).
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Re: internship american student

There is only 1 way to do it.
2 Companys handeling the Visa Process for Non EU!
its Aiesec or Iaeste.
Has anybody expericene with these companys and how fast it goes unitl you get a visa?
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Re: internship american student

Iaeste/Aiesec are sort of an intermediary between companies and authorities and deal with all kinds of internship permit applications. The process and timelines are the same as for any other non-EU employment. 6-8 weeks at least.

And again, if the internship is NOT required, then you better expect the application to be declined.

A non-EU cannot apply for a permit him-/herself, the company interested in hiring them has to do that. Contact them, they need to arrange that and liaise with Iaeste or Aiesec, not you or your bf.

Also, just in case and based on your other thread, if you think the internship is a way for your boyfriend to circumvent the issues and situation for non-EUs previously outlined, be warned that it is not. Even if the company were interested in hiring him full-time after his internship, he still would not fulfil the relevant criteria; it would therefore be highly unlikely for him to get a Swiss residence/work permit and even less likely to get a cross-border permit.

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Is an internship considered compulsory for completion of his course in Germany ? If not, it's unlikely to be approved.
I originally came here from the US for a three month internship via IAESTE, and it was not required for any of my courses.

In fact, I already had my degree in hand.

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I originally came here from the US for a three month internship via IAESTE, and it was not required for any of my courses.
And how many years ago was that?
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And how many years ago was that?
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Re: internship american student

In the IAESTE requirements is:
The internship must be a compulsory part of the curriculum, which must be confirmed by an official letter from the university. (In case there is/are internship(s) mentioned in the student's CV during the present study course which fulfil the compulsory internship duration, there is no claim for a further internship in Switzerland.)

What is if i already did the internship already and just say i didnt do it?
Are the swiss government calling the university?
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In the IAESTE requirements is:
The internship must be a compulsory part of the curriculum, which must be confirmed by an official letter from the university. (In case there is/are internship(s) mentioned in the student's CV during the present study course which fulfil the compulsory internship duration, there is no claim for a further internship in Switzerland.)

What is if i already did the internship already and just say i didnt do it?
Are the swiss government calling the university?
Then you're lying to both your potential employer and the Swiss government. That'll really help your future employment chances here when they find out.
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