Förderprogramm "Integration durch Qualifizierung IQ"

Do you get paid minimum wage during your internship?

The general rule is: if a voluntary internship lasts longer than 3 months, the statutory minimum wage must be paid. You will then be paid the minimum wage from the first day of your internship. A compulsory internship (e.g. for a degree programme) does not have to be paid at the statutory minimum wage. No matter how long it lasts.

Please note: industry-specific minimum wages also apply to internships! If you are doing an internship in a sector for which an industry-specific minimum wage applies, you will be paid this.